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THINKING ITS PRESENCE: RACE AND CREATIVE WRITING (photo by Thomas Sayers Ellis)
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Saturday, April 12 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Reading: “To be a Reading Body Read: Les Figues Press Presents: Interactive Readings" LIMITED

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To Be A Reading Body Read: Les Figues Press Presents: A Conversation

Teresa Carmody, Prageeta Sharma, Dorothy Wang 
University of Denver, University of Montana, Williams College 

Join Dorothy Wang, Prageeta Sharma, and Teresa Carmody for an informal conversation about reading race and the racialized body (textual & corporeal). In our various roles as teachers, scholars, artists, and publishers, we curate public spaces and conversations that manifest multiple readings, while raising questions about how we read and who/what is read. This conversation is an attempt to open up and interrogate the ways in which our reading and/or curatorial practices make space for that which is (to paraphrase Wang) political and cultural and social and literary.

Based in Los Angeles, Les Figues Press is a nonprofit literary publisher of poetry, prose, visual art, conceptual writing, and translation.  Les Figues embraces a feminist criticality and editorial vision, publishing work that is aware of itself as a textual body within a history and culture marked (and written through) gender, race, class, sexuality.




Moderators
TC

Teresa Carmody

Who has not asked himself at some time or other: am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person?

Speakers
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Dorothy Wang

Dorothy Wang is an Associate Professor in the American Studies Program and a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature Program at Williams College. Her main areas of research are twenty-first and twentieth-century English poetry and poetics, avant-garde... Read More →

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Prageeta Sharma

Professor, The University of Montana
Prageeta Sharma is the author of four poetry collections, Bliss to Fill, The Opening Question, Infamous Landscapes, and Undergloom. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Boston Review, Agni, Fence, The Women's Review of Books and (among others) The Harper Collins... Read More →


Saturday April 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Shakespeare & Co 103 South 3rd St West

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