Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8:00 pm
Adrienne Rich at Rutgers University
Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall
100 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ
Thursday-Friday, Sept. 24-25
Advancing Feminist Poetics & Activism: A Gathering
The CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Belladonna* celebrates ten years of publishing and supporting the feminist avant-garde with a two-day conference on feminist poetics and activism. The conference launches on Thursday, September 24, with panels focusing on radical language processes and political thought, culminating in keynote performances by Kathleen Fraser, Erica Hunt, and Eileen Myles. On Friday, September 25, we will continue the conversation with a broad spectrum of panels focusing on a variety of topics including: the body as discourse, ecopoetics, multilingualism, exile and language, and writing from marginalized positions. The conference will conclude with a performance/collaboration between Carla Harryman, Catriona Strang & Christine Stewart, Sally Silvers, Lila Zemborain & Cecilia Torino. Other panelists and presenters include: Caroline Bergvall, Dodie Bellamy, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Zhang Er, Jeanne Heuving, Ann Lauterbach, Joan Retallack, Anne Waldman, Renaldo Wilson, and many others.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 7:30 pm
Book Launch for FEMINAISSANCE
(Les Figues Press, edited by Christine Wertheim)
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
FEMINAISSANCE = collectivity; feminine ecriture; the politics of writing; text and voice; the body as a site of contestation, insurgence and pleasure; race and writing; gender as performance; writing about other women writers; economic inequities; Helene Cixous; monstrosity; madness; and aesthetics,
FEMINAISSANCE = Dodie Bellamy, Caroline Bergvall, Meiling Cheng, Wanda Coleman, Bhanu Kapil, Chris Kraus, Susan McCabe, Tracie Morris, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson, Vanessa Place, Juliana Spahr, Christine Wertheim, Stephanie Young, Lidia Yuknavitch.
At this event, readings by:
MONICA DE LA TORRE