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Wit(h)ness: Afternoon Salon with Kiese Laymon & Wura-Natasha Ogunji
A virtual, afternoon salon with essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon & artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji
The third event in the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy. This event will feature the sharing of new work and conversation between writer Kiese Laymon and artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji, with a virtual audience Q&A to follow.
Registration is free and open to the public: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/withnesssalon
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The Center for African American Poetry & Poetics’ (CAAPP) series, Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy, is a week-long collection of events that engages in themes related to intimacy and withness in this contemporary and historical moment. The series sets out to consider this and ponder the processes and forms of being with, being wit, and being witness. The series runs from October 4th, 2021 through October 8th, 2021 and features Elizabeth Acevedo, Phoebe Boswell, Cyrus Cassells, Helga Davis, Ama Josephine B. Johnstone, Kiese Laymon, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, & Naima Ramos-Chapman.
CAAPP’s programming is made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of the Arts & Sciences and The Dietrich Foundation. Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy is made possible by the generous support of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.