PEM/PM Evening Party
Members and Salem residents (with ID) free, nonmembers $10
Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Pay at the door
Location: Peabody Essex Museum
Experience the sights and sounds of African American art with soul and jazz vocalist and composer Diggs Duke. Great writers from The Tannery Series engage in a riveting conversation that explores the centrality of African American art - and artfulness - to the American identity.
Jerald Walker is an essayist and chair of Emerson College's creative writing program. He is author of Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption, recipient of the 2011 PEN New England/L.L. Winship Award for Nonfiction and his essays have appeared in Mother Jones, The Iowa Review, The North American Review, Memoir and The Missouri Review.
Tisa Bryant, a faculty member of the California Institute of the Arts, works in the ekphrastic tradition. Unexplained Presence, her first full-length book, is a collection of original, hybrid essays that remix narratives from film, literature and visual arts and zoom in on the black presences operating within them. She is a member of the Dark Room Collective, a group of poets who gathered in the wake of James Baldwin's funeral and set out to provide a creative environment for black artists.
Cash bar. Refreshments available in the Atrium Café.
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