February 16, 2018
The Environmental Humanities Arts and Discovery Theme is helping co-sponsor a lecture with Affrilachan Poet, Crystal Good!
Friday, February 16
6:00 – 7:30pm
11th floor, 305 Thompson Library
How do artists and writers affectively and critically engage diverse audiences through creative innovation? How might we approach art and performance’s relationship with activism in our ever-digital world? How do new and emerging media forms change or enhance our relationship with artistic representations and activism? Crystal Good’s performance will include a poetry reading that explores the intersections of environmental, economic, gender, language, and racial justice, especially as they exist in the Appalachian region. Because her work is invested in the interconnections of activism, creative writing, performance, and digital media, the performance will feature a unique assemblage that explores how writing and performance activism might arise in both the digital and physical world. Following the reading, Good will host a dialogue where audience members will have an opportunity to engage the poet on her creative approaches and experiences.
Workshop with Crystal Good
Saturday, February 17
12:00pm – 3:00pm
How do we make our work meaningful to diverse audiences beyond the university? How can we use artistic representations and communications to engage communities in complex ways? During this workshop, students will bring in a piece of work (anything from a budding idea to a work-in-progress) for which they would like to consider creative ways to make it speak to multiple audiences within and beyond the university. The goal of the workshop is to walk students through the process of making their work more accessible, artistic, engaged, critical, meaningful, and impactful.
Workshop participants are asked to bring the following:
- An idea or piece of your own work
- An example of work you admire from the genre you’re working in (print copy, video link, etc.)
- An anonymous letter in an unmarked envelope listing the audiences, demographics, and ‘kinds’ of people you want to connect with or encounter your work
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 14th if you would like to attend the workshop.