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Audre Lorde & Adrienne Rich Marathon Reading

November 17, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

7:00 pm: Belladonna Collaborative facilitates

8:00: R. Erica Doyle looks at the working relationship between Audre Lorde &Adrienne Riche

Audre Lorde & Adrienne Rich Marathon Reading

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA) is celebrating the lives and contributions of Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich with a marathon readingof their work. Their work and presence as poets, theorists, activistsand teachers inspired decades of anti-racist, feminist, and lesbian feminist thought and activism. We will read from their poetry and essays, as well as Audre Lorde’s biomythography, Zami, and Adrienne Rich’s autobiographical reflections, Institution of Motherhood. We will have access to their unpublished papers housed at the Archives, Lorde’s lectures and talks, recordings of Lorde and Rich reading their work and together in conversation. In addition, artifacts from their archival collections, including a photo exhibition featuring images of Lorde, will be displayed and passed around. We especially welcome your memories and thoughts on their impact on your own life and work.

This event marks the twentieth anniversary of Audre Lorde’s transition to becoming anancestor and the year of Adrienne Rich’s transition/passing. This jointcelebration will honor their life-long dialogue on issues that remain critical in our lives.

Items from the life and work of both Lorde and Rich will be on display throughout the day. In addition, light refreshemnets will be served throughout the day.

Suggested donations will be collected at the door ($5-10, more if/less if, no one will be turned away)


November 17, 2012
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm