Friday, February 7
Susan Lilley in conversation with Yolanda J. Franklin
6pm @ Midtown Reader // Tallahassee, FL // Free
Orlando Poet Laureate Susan Lilley, author of Venus in Retrograde reads and chats with poet Yolanda J. Franklin, author of Blood Vinyls.
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Tuesday, March 3
Loose Lips: Super Tuesday Edition
8pm @ Lil Indies // Orlando // Free
On the first Tuesday of every month at Lil’ Indies, writers share new work inspired by the last 30 days of news. The Super Tuesday Edition is hosted by Holly Tavel and features readings by Hunter Choate, Dylan Kelly, Karen Price & Rachel Tillman.
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Monday, March 9
The Opposite of Evolution Dance Studio
7pm @ Rice Pavilion at Rollins College // Orlando, FL // Free
An interactive performance by Amber DiPietra with an interview and facilitated Q&A by Sabrina Dalla Valle to follow. This event is free and open to the public.
What if we went the opposite way of rush and grasp and push and leap, but instead to sea level, to slow, to soft slopes–letting all bodies into the choreography? What creativity unfolds when lying down or floating? Do you have your best ideas gliding sideways through a dream just before waking up? In this show, a poetic soundscape meets your inner monologue where it is at, invites you in in body and mind. And here, stillness and quiet is performance, too.
The piece draws on the work of integrated dance companies (troupes composed of both disabled and non-disabled dancers) like Axis Dance of the San Francisco Bay Area and Heidi Latsky Co. of NYC; Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist Is Present”; the painter and disability activist Sunaura Taylor; and many other other performers in the disability culture movement and somatic arts fields.
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Ariel Francisco Florida Book Tour for
A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship
ORLANDO. Saturday, April 18 @ Timucua // reading + music inspired by the book provided by Central Florida Composers Forum.
GAINESVILLE. Wednesday, April 22 @ Third House Books
MIAMI. Sunday, April 26 @ Books & Books