Arts Initiative pres.
The Future of Art: Is the Future of Art the Death of Art?
William Deresiewicz, SAMMUS, atiya jones, Monica Byrne September 21 at 4:00
William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent speaker at colleges and other venues, and a former professor of English at Yale. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, the Nation, the New Republic, and many other publications. He is the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle award for excellence in reviewing and is the New York Times bestselling author of Excellent Sheep, The Death of the Artist, and A Jane Austen Education.
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is a Black feminist rap artist and producer from Ithaca, NY with a PhD in science and technology studies from Cornell University. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University in the music department teaching classes on rap songwriting and feminist sound studies.
atiya jones is a multi-disciplinary artist & creative director at TWELVE\TWENTY STUDIO. Her work is about human connection and serves as a visual depiction of healing, finding one’s tribe and building a life as a unit, the magic permeating beneath the surface of Self, and the search to find it.
Monica Byrne is a playwright and science fiction novelist based in Durham, North Carolina. Her work is funded by a community of patrons on Patreon. Her second novel The Actual Star will be published by HarperVoyager in 2021.
Introduction by Tina Olsen, Arts Initiative Co-Chair; Director, UMMA
Moderated by Rebekah Modrak, Professor, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
Register here to receive join details: https://umich.formstack.com/forms/sept21_futureofart
This event will be followed by a related event hosted by Literati Bookstore on Sept. 27 at 7:00 pm. More info here https://www.literatibookstore.com/event/home-literati-william-deresiewicz-katrina-frye
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