Platform for Poets: Reading by Claudia Rankine

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00pm

Williams College Museum of Art 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

WCMA and the English Department turn Publication Studio over to prominent poets who will direct writing projects, make original publications, and share their work. 

Claudia Rankine
“Race in the Life of the Mind”

ProjectFor the past several years, Claudia Rankine '86 has curated a national conversation about what she calls the Racial Imaginary, opening a communal inquiry into the ways race is created and experienced.  At WCMA, she'll curate a selection of artworks to prompt written and creative responses from students and visitors alike. See Claudia's selection of artworks in our newly installed Reading Room and contribute your own reflections. 

PublicationDrawing from public and student contributions, Rankine will produce a multi-authored publication that surfaces traces of the Racial Imaginary.

Drinks and mingling at 6 pm
Reading at 7 pm
Rankine reads from her new work, Citizen: An American Lyric and shares a selection of public contributions. Space is limited to 80 people.

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Event Type

lecture/seminar/presentation, Arts at Williams

Departments

English, Williams College Museum of Art, Davis Center

Tags

WCMA, publication studio, bookunbound

Website

http://wcma.williams.edu/exhibit/publ...

Cost

FREE

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Mary O'Connor

Mary O'Connor left a positive review 10/31/2014

Wonderful! Claudia is a gifted and thoughtful commentator on the problem of racism.

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