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Sixty Offline: Writing In The Margins – Who Do you Write For?


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On July 17th a panel of writers and activists discuss how they make work that doesn’t conform to mainstream arts narratives.

When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 6pm – 8pm
Where: Zhou B Art Center, Centerline Cafe | 1029 W. 35th St., 1st Floor
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation

RSVP and donations are desired but not required! All are welcome to join the conversation.

Bringing together voices that can be found ringing within and beyond Chicago, this panel will explore the relationship between writers, artists, and their various audiences. How do writers best talk about work that doesn’t conform to mainstream arts narratives? How do they build audiences and what is their role in building community? We will hear from speakers who straddle the line between artist, writer, and activist, and find out how they have overcome challenges to build their own platforms and share their work.

Sophia Nahli Allison
Visual Journalist + Media Arts Educator

Felicia Holman
Co-Founder + Communication Director of Honey Pot Performance

Jenny Lam
Artist, Writer + Independent Curator

Olivia Cole
Poet, Author + Activist

Diana Pando

Moderated by Reuben Westmaas, Arts Editor for Sixty Inches From Center.


Please note: During all Sixty events we welcome and encourage artists to bring by ephemeral materials they are willing to donate to the archives.

Before you come, check out the latest issue of Sixty’s online magazine, “Margins”, and the articles that inspired this discussion.  Save the date for our next event “Effective Approaches to Working Across Communities” on August 10, 2014. Find out more about that workshop here.

Image: Visual Arts Convening at Co-Prosperity Sphere. April, 2012. Photo by Sixty Inches From Center. View more photos here

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