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LAF 2021: Tuesday 4/13 5pm on Zoom. Featuring Spoken Word Artist Staceyann Chin

On Tuesday, April 13 at 5pm, join us on Zoom for City Tech student stories and our 2021 LAF featured writer,   STACEYANN CHIN.

Staceyann Chin is a poet and spoken-word artist who recently published her first full-length collection of what publisher Haymarket Books describes as her “feminist-LGBTQ-Caribbean, activist-driven poetry”, Crossfire: A Litany for Survival (Haymarket Books, 2019).  She is also the author of The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir. 

An interview with Chin about the publication of Crossfire can be found here.
Select Performances:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1urCnoCiUdQ  (Crossfire reading, 2020)

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If only out of vanity I have wondered what kind of woman I will be when I am well past the summer of my raging youth Will I still be raising revolutionary flags and making impassioned speeches that…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CKO_OETlMY
Brooklyn Academy of Music reading from new book, Crossfirehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrYfdK2pW4

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At Unbound— a literary series co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore—renowned LGBTQ poet and spoken word artist Staceyann Chin celebrated the release o…
Interview with Sarkazz:

A series of articles on her experience of LGBT Pregnancy & Motherhood:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/motherrockingmiracles_b_1651157

 

LAF 2017

Thanks again to everyone who made LAF a huge success this year. It was such a wonderful evening.

And thanks to our amazing photographer, Michael Edwards. Here are just a few of the pictures he took.

                                         

PIZZA + LAF = HAPPINESS

Join us this Thursday (4/6) at 1pm in N1107 for our final team meeting before break. If you haven’t attended a meeting yet, that’s ok. If you already got a shirt, please bring it. Also, we’re going to have pizza, so comment on this post if you’ll be there so we know how much to get!

Literature Roundtables: February 24 and March 21

Black History Month PosterPlease attend two important literary events happening at City Tech:

Literature Roundtable: “Why Black Literature Matters”
Tuesday, February 23, 3:30-5 p.m.
Namm Building, Room 119
This event, co-sponsored by the African-American Studies Department and the English Department is part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month.

Then, in conjunction with the Literary Arts Festival:
Literary Arts Festival Literature Roundtable
Monday, March 21, 11:30 a.m.
Atrium Amphitheater
Professors Renata Ferdinand and Ruth Garcia lead a faculty and student discussion of Mary Gaitskill’s works; included will be “Five Questions with Mary Gaitskill.”

Both events are free and open to faculty and students at City Tech.

LAF Team Meeting: February 11th at 1pm

Join the Literary Arts Festival Student Team! As a member of the LAF Team, you will help publicize the event, choose talent for the festival, and aid in organization/ set-up the night of the event, and be instrumental in delivering what is sure to be an epic night of entertainment, inspiration, and school spirit.

I forgot to mention the awesome (and free) LAF t-shirt you will receive as a member of TEAM LAF.

Our first meeting will be Thursday, February 11th at 1pm in Namm 321. All students are welcome!

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