Mahogany Browne‘s original choreopoem uplifts the historically silenced voices of justice-involved women, and interrogates America’s unjust systems—with a spotlight on the expanding carceral states of parole and probation. Springing from 2018 PEN America Writing For Justice Fellow Priscilla Ocen’s vision and framework, this original advocacy-oriented performance leverages Ocen’s interview research as primary source material to create a stirring call to action.
Join us for an evening with Mieko Kawakami, hailed by Haruki Murakami as Japan’s most important contemporary novelist. Breasts and Eggs, Kawakami’s first book to be translated into English, follows three women from Osaka as they pursue indeterminate futures. The reading will be followed by a conversation on storytelling, style, writing across languages and dialects with scholar and translator Michael Emmerich. A book signing will follow the program. This event will be presented in Japanese and English. Co-presented with Japan Foundation.