Writing for Rights
Presented by The Woolgatherers Theater Group
Sunday, December 8th, 7PM
The Woolgatherers Theater Group presents Writing for Rights, a series of short play readings to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition, an NYC-based organization working to stop the inhumane system of deportations and detentions in this country.
Writing for Rights features 10-minute plays titled Saudade, Soured Milk, The Between, resurrection, Something About the Eyes, and It Was All in the Stars, Baby. Plays by Ashley Croce, Andre Ford, John Barrow, Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin, KJ Jarboe, and Lizzy May; direction by Nathan Luttrull, Ray DuBois, Ciana Proto, Nicholas Polonio, Ella Mora, and Grace Herman-Holland.
Ticketing will be cash or Venmo at the door of each event. Pay what you can—no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 100% of proceeds will go directly to New Sanctuary Coalition.
WHEN & WHERE
November 25, 7 pm @ 11th street cafe
December 2, 5 pm @ Lucille’s Coffee & Cocktails
December 6, 7 pm @ St. John's Lutheran Church, NYC
December 8, 7 pm @ Wendy's Subway
December 10, 7 pm @ Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
Publishing Talks: Para-Archiving and the Body
Thursday, December 12th, 7PM @ Wendy's Subway
Join us for the presentation of the project MOCHILA, a backpack full of unique printed matter and editorial content produced in Latin America. The MOCHILA is designed to travel around the United States as a resource and catalyst, to land temporarily in bookstores, schools, and art spaces as a portable library and promote bilingual collaborations between artists and writers in Latin America and internationally.
To kick-off it’s time at Wendy’s Subway, the event will feature poetry readings by Christopher Rey-Pérez, Natasha Tiniacos and Emily Liebowitz, followed by a conversation with editors of the Latin American based projects diSONARE, Erizo, Dolce Stil Criollo and Aliens Beyond Paradise. The conversation will draw on ways of experimenting with the body as a vehicle for para-archiving within writing, independent publishing and circulation.
- Readers -
Christopher Rey Pérez is a poet working from within a matrix of opaque folklore, violence, and language in order to incorporate the liminality of a type of “border thinking” into his writing. He is the author of gauguin’s notebook, along with a number of other works that have been published in Lebanon, Cyprus, Mexico, and Brazil. Since 2012, he has edited a nomadic publication in, of, and around Latin America, called Dolce Stil Criollo.
Natasha Tiniacos (b. Venezuela) has published Historia privada de un etcétera (Private Story of an Etcetera), finalist for the Grand Prix Littéraire of the Association of Caribbean Writers, and Mujer a fuego lento (Woman at Low Heat), National University Prize in Literature, in Venezuela. She has been a poet in residence for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa, and Vermont Studio Center, between others. She did the MFA in Creative Writing in New York University, where she also lectured as in Fordham and CUNY. Her artist teaching practice has focused on bilingual workshops of poetry to seniors of the Washington Heights community in Manhattan, where she lives. Currently she is working on a new project for opera in the New York Foundation for the Arts: Performing and Literary Arts 2019 program.
Emily Sieu Liebowitz is the author of National Park (Gramma Poetry, 2018), which was longlisted for the Believer book award, and the chapbook In Any Map (The Song Cave, 2015). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was an Alberta Kelly Fellow, her writing has appeared in Poetry, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail and various other journals and magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and her hometown Hayward, CA, and freelances in writing and arts communications.
- Publishers -
Lucía Hinojosa and Diego Gerard are the publishers of diSONARE and creators of MOCHILA, current publisher in residence at Wendy’s Subway.
Erizo is a bilingual journal of poetry and visual art of the Americas. It is edited by siblings Nika and Aron Chilewich.