Hosted by Staten Island OutLOUD, Pathbreaking Women in Three Centuries celebrates the work featured in the Newhouse Center’s Don’t Shut Up 2021 exhibition. This community gathering traces the arc of three centuries of pathbreaking American writers: Emily Dickinson, bell hooks and Joy Harjo. Harjo is the current Poet Laureate of the United States and the first Native American to be honored. This reading is free, and best suited for ages 12 and up.
WHEN: September 12 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center, Gallery G in Building G
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested
While supplies last, Staten Island OutLOUD will also provide free copies of “The Essential Emily Dickinson,” edited by Joyce Carol Oates.
This event is part of Staten Island OutLOUD’s summer series on Emily Dickinson, and it previews their autumn series on Joy Harjo.
Staten Island OutLOUD is a community reading, dialogue and performance project, initiated in September 2001. Its year-round programs are supported by an Encore Award from Staten Island Arts, with public funding by the New York State Council on the Arts, with public funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support from the Stettenheim Foundation and individual donations from neighbors across Staten Island and the tri-state area.
Don’t Shut Up 2021 is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided in part by a DCA Art Fund grant from Staten Island Arts, with public support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.