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Join Belladonna* at AWP in Chicago. We will be a part of the Table X group in the conference bookfair
February 29, 2012 @ 5:00 am - March 4, 2012 @ 5:00 am
Friday, March 2, 2012; 1:30 – 2:45 pm
In the Midst of Words I Wanted: A Tribute to Akilah Oliver
Boulevard Room A, B, C, Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor
Panelists: Julie Patton, Tonya Foster, Selah Saterstrom, Danielle Vogel
And a film showing of Akilah: 3 Readings, directed by Ed Bowes
This event is a tribute to the poet, teacher, and activist, Akilah Oliver, who passed away recently. In celebration of her work and life, this panel consists of her colleagues, one of her earliest publishers and advocates, and a recent student. Oliver authored several books, and her influence as a mentor was widespread and inspiring. One of her last projects was a book-length theory on lamentation. This panel was organized byBelladonna Collaborative, the feminist publisher of which she was a member.