Annabel Kim, "“Monique Wittig’s Labors”
Sep
19
4:30 PM16:30

Annabel Kim, "“Monique Wittig’s Labors”

  • Cornell University, Klarman Hall, KG42 (map)
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The French feminist writer and theorist Monique Wittig is underrated. Wittig’s legacy, both literary and conceptual, does not reflect her work’s boldness and significance. This is due in part to the way Wittig has been cleaved in two, her literary production cut off from her critical, theoretical production. Her reception in the American academy tends toward the latter: amplified by Judith Butler’s account of Wittig in Gender Trouble (1990), The Straight Mind (1992) has had considerable traction as a work of feminist theory.

 

In “Monique Wittig’s Labors,” I put Wittig the writer and Wittig the theorist back together. I demonstrate how for Wittig, these two strands of production are coextensive. Wittig always insisted on her identity as a writer, first and foremost, because of the way literature reveals language’s materiality in a way that purely critical writing cannot, bringing our body and language’s into a corps-à-corps. This revelation calls on us as readers to assume a writerly relation to language and engage in the difficult labor that a writerly writer does of working with this material that is as resistant as it is malleable.

Prof. Kim is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French) at Harvard University.


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Silo City Reading Series featuring Danez Smith
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Silo City Reading Series featuring Danez Smith

  • Silo City Row Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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The SILO CITY READING SERIES is a summer multidisciplinary poetry series which includes musical performances and visual art installations. The July 20, 2019 reading will feature Danez Smith, Eve Williams, music by Hop Hop, and installation art by Edreys Wajed. Free and open to the public. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Noah Falck

nfalck@justbuffalo.org

https://www.justbuffalo.org/event/silo-c...

7168619965


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Story Circle
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Story Circle

Story Circle is a once a month event for storytellers to come together to share a first-person true story. Every third Friday at 7:30.

This is casual place to work on a story or just to retell to an audience.


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Literary Libations
Jun
15
4:30 PM16:30

Literary Libations

Meet up at the Albany Public Library Local History Room and set out for a Literary Pub Crawl led by Maeve McEneny and friends.

A team of guides with a tome of tales will lead you and your friends through Albanys historic Center Square.  Well admire the buildings, visit some pubs, but more importantly, your guides will tell you the stories behind Albanys surprising literary history. Albany was the home to many literary legends, such as our own William Kennedy and Gregory Maguire. But what other literary luminaries wandered these streets?  Did Herman Melville find inspiration for Moby Dick in his own backyard? Whats the connection between Vladimir Nabokov and the Albany Pine Bush? This and more will be revealed on the tour!

The group will gather in the Local History Room of the Albany Public Library for meet-and-greet and an Albany Author display by Jim Davies. Latecomers should meet outside the Washington Ave entrance of the Library (see schedule below.)

Part of Path Through History Weekend.
Proceeds benefit the Albany Public Library Foundation

Parking is available at the Albany Public Library.


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Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley Meeting in Poughkeepsie
Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley Meeting in Poughkeepsie

  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers Poughkeepsie (map)
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Do you write for kids? Whether you're penning picture books or young adult novels, come join the Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley Critique & Craft group for workshops, writing prompts and lively discussions on both craft and the business of writing. Illustrators welcome, too!

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 Club Helsinki Open Mic
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Club Helsinki Open Mic

Open Mic at Club Helsinki has been an institution as long as music at Club Helsinki. Many talented artists got their sea legs on the Helsinki stage this way, including our own Evan Randall and the now nationally-known Eilen Jewell, who still drops in to play our club from time to time. With the opening of Helsinki Hudson, we are continuing offering burgeoning artists and veterans alike an invaluable opportunity to practice their chops, network, and/or impress their friends using an incredible stage and sound system.


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The 2019 Ladder Literary Conference
Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

The 2019 Ladder Literary Conference

Are you ready to take your writing to the next step? Are you in need of some fresh ideas? Are you hoping to learn more about the many facets of publishing? Are you looking for an agent? Then join Writers & Books on June 8th, 2019 for The Ladder, for the second annual The Ladder, a one-day literary conference in Rochester, New York.
The Ladder is a unique mix of panels focused on the four rungs of the publishing ladder:

WRITE
EDIT
CONNECT
PUBLISH

Whether you are on the earlier stages of your writing journey or ready to share your work with the world, the Ladder Literary Conference is sure to inspire and energize you.

You may also register the day of at the conference.
740 University Ave will be closed during The Ladder.
E-mail ladder@wab.org with any questions or concerns.
Full and partial scholarships are available.

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Cap City Slam
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Cap City Slam

CapCity Slam takes place on the 1st Wednesdays of every month at Albany Barn with some new aspects, some oldie goodie traditions.

Doors Open & Signup: 6:30PM. Open Mic begins at 7PM, followed by Poetry Slam. Show ends by 9:30.

$3 entry before 7PM, $5 after. Get here early and get your seat!

Hosted by the one & only Amani Olugbala & featuring DJ Poetik Selektions.

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 Club Helsinki Open Mic
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Club Helsinki Open Mic

Open Mic at Club Helsinki has been an institution as long as music at Club Helsinki. Many talented artists got their sea legs on the Helsinki stage this way, including our own Evan Randall and the now nationally-known Eilen Jewell, who still drops in to play our club from time to time. With the opening of Helsinki Hudson, we are continuing offering burgeoning artists and veterans alike an invaluable opportunity to practice their chops, network, and/or impress their friends using an incredible stage and sound system.


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Author Visit With Gary Porter
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Author Visit With Gary Porter

Join Hudson author Gary Porter and learn about “Town Kid: Reflections of a Midwestern Boyhood,” his new collection of essays about growing up in a small Iowa town during the 1950’s and 60-’s. There will be time for a book signing. Porter is also the author of “Duffy: The Tale of a Terrier.” 

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4th Annual Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

4th Annual Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature

“A cultural twist on story time” —Time Out New York

Stay all day or pop in to play at our fourth annual literature festival celebrating work from the best contemporary Irish and New York-based children’s authors and illustrators, including Rowboat Watkins and one winner chosen in collaboration with Children's Books Ireland. Readers tall and small discover new books, meet the creators, and participate in storytelling workshops and activities.

Presented in association with Children's Books Ireland.

Sessions 1-3 are recommended for readers 4-8 years old, and the last event of the day, Children’s Book Publishing 101 is recommended for adults, however all events are open to (and fun for!) all.

*IAC members, for group discount email amanda@irishartscenter.org


Box Office

866-811-4111


What does "Rí Rá" mean?

The term "Rí Rá" comes from a longer colloquialism "rí rá agus ruaille buaille," which loosely translates to "fun and madness." Additionally, Rá is a word with a double meaning, also meaning "to say."

SCHEDULE

Session 1: Dragtivity Time with Drag Queen Story Hour and Sez Me
12–1pm | Recommended for ages 4-8, but open to and fun for all!

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and community spaces. Through a fun and fabulous literary experience, DQSH teaches children about gender diversity and difference, builds empathy, and teaches tolerance. In this workshop a drag queen will read books, sing songs, and lead an activity from The Dragtivity Book, our one-of-a-kind activity book that helps kids and parents understand drag and gender identity. 


Session 2: Meet the Author/Illustrator from New York: Rowboat Watkins
1-2pm | Recommended for ages 4-8, but open to and fun for all!

Meet Brooklyn based author/illustrator Rowboat Watkins. Learn about how he made his new his new book Most Marshmallows and design a marshmallow friend to take home.


Session 3: Meet the Author/Illustrator from Ireland: To Be Announced 
2-3pm | Recommended for ages 4-8, but open to and fun for all!

This year’s author/illustrator will be chosen in collaboration with Children's Books Ireland. 


Children’s Book Publishing 101 for Adults with Maya Marlette of Scholastic Inc. 
3-4pm | Recommended for an adult audience but open to all!

Are you interested in writing a children’s book of your own? Have you written a story but not sure how to get it out into the world? This informative presentation will focus on what makes a good children's book and address questions like: What’s the difference between board books, picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult? Do I need an agent? How do I find one? What about illustrations? How do I submit work? There will also be a Q&A component.


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BookCon 2019
Jun
1
to Jun 2

BookCon 2019

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (map)
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BookCon is the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Experience the origin of the story in all its forms by interacting with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. It is an immersive experience that features interactive, forward thinking content including Q&As with the hottest talent, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so much more.


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Reading of "Song of Myself" to Commemorate the 200th Birthday of Walt Whitman
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Reading of "Song of Myself" to Commemorate the 200th Birthday of Walt Whitman

Poets & other citizens will gather on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park in Albany, NY to celebrate the birthday of the quintessential American poet, Walt Whitman, with a reading of his poem “Song of Myself”.  The event is sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation, Albany Public Library Foundation, and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild.

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Dr. Tom Styles signs and discusses, Son of Prince Edward County
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Dr. Tom Styles signs and discusses, Son of Prince Edward County

Son of Prince Edward County is a magnificent inspiration to those of any age and of any race. This book is an example of overcoming boundaries and working hard for what you want and believe in. The story of Twitty J. Styles is his firsthand experience with the strike that took place in Prince Edward County and Farmville, Virginia. He shares the hardships that he experienced in grade school, the military, and college. Although this book is a collection of Styles’s struggles, it also shows the glory of the people and students that he has affected over the years.

 

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