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Living Writers: Duriel E. Harris, Bakar Wilson, Elizabeth Owour, and Fahima Ife

November 10 @ 5:20 pm - 6:55 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall


Duriel E. Harris, Bakar Wilson, Elizabeth Owour, and Fahima Ife, a reading and conversation to celebrate the launch of “Genre Queer/ Gender Queer Playground,” Obsidian: Litrature and Arts in the African Diaspora, guest edited by Ronaldo V. Wilson (moderator).

Conversations: Power Forged, the Fall Living Writers theme, features poets, novelists, academics, curators, and artists in conversation with one another, in person, across genre and media to open up a space between them, and all of us, within dialogue, collaboration, politics, intimacy and difference which poet and activist Audre Lorde describes as that raw and powerful connection from which our personal power is forged. Between legacies, institutions, families, embodiments and homes; across race, gender, sexuality, and class, guests will explore just how.

Duriel E. Harris – Professor of English in the graduate creative writing program at Illinois State University, Normal and the Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora.

Elizabeth Owour – Writer, 2021 MacDowell Fellow

Fahima Ife – Associate Professor, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Bakar Wilson – Adjunct Lecturer, English and Creative Writing at Borough of Manhattan Community College at CUNY.

Ronaldo Wilson (Moderator) – Professor, U.C. Literature and Creative Writing, Principal Faculty, Critical Race and Ethnic; Affiliate Faculty, Digital Arts and New Media, UC Santa Cruz.



November 10
5:20 pm - 6:55 pm


Humanities Lecture Hall
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map