Broadside Reading Series: Deborah Paredez and Janice A. Lowe
April 28, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
With Deborah Paredez and Janice A. Lowe.
The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Spring 2017 series is organized by Guest Curator Sheila Maldonado, New York-based writer, and educator.
Deborah Paredez is the author of the poetry volume, This Side of Skin, and the critical study, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. Her poetry and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Poetry, Callaloo, Latino Studies, and elsewhere. She is co-founder and co-director of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets. She lives in New York City where she teaches creative writing and ethnic studies at Columbia University.
Janice A. Lowe writes and composes music-text hybrids. She is the author of Leaving CLE: poems of nomadic dispersal and composer of the musical LIL BUDDA, text by Stephanie L. Jones. Her poems have appeared in Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, Pre (Conceivable) Bridges and Radiant Re-Sisters. She is a co-founder of the Dark Room Collective. She performs Leaving CLE as a vocalizing pianist and will be accompanied by Yohann Potico, bass.
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members
Guests receive a free letterpress broadside, produced by artists at the Center.
The Center’s Literary Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.