Tomorrow I head to Santa Fe, New Mexico representing Jamaica at IFAM! Still hard to believe that of 600 applications from around the world I got one of 50 spots. The Market Place will be this weekend July 14-16. I will be at booth 88. Come find me! Venice Chin-See Parchment has made a stunning Jamaican dress utilizing patchwork made right in Nonsuch. And in a way this is all due to the work of Kemel Leeford Rankine, this beautiful man who says, “I don’t want to go to foreign. I just want to stay right here in Jamaica and paint. Say hello to all the foreign people for me.” I certainly will Mr. Rankine, we sure will …
On March 28th I will be a guest critic to graduate students at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. So looking forward!
I will be at AWP this Thursday February 9th on two panels. One at 9:00 am on “The Ingredients of the Global Conference” convened by the wonderful Tim Tomlinson, and another at 12:00 pm on “Black Women Being Creative in Digital Spaces” convened by the black magic woman herself Rochelle Spencer. If you are in Washington stop by! See below for more information!
R126. Halo-Halo: The Ingredients of the Global Conference
AWP Bookfair Stage, Exhibit Halls D & E, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Thursday, February 9, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Halo-halo is a Filipino dessert of many ingredients. It translates, roughly, as “mixed together,” or (mistakenly) “mixed up.” Both translations might apply to the global workshop/conference. What goes into the creation and execution of the successful global conference? How does the conference ensure a little energy, a little synergy, a little craft, a little theory, while at the same time providing flavorful measures of local experience? What’s the balance between education and recreation?
R199. Black Magic Women: Black Women Examine Creativity in Digital Spaces
Room 208AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Five black women examine different forms of creative expression—poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film—in digital spaces. The presentation, which will feature both sounds and images, will explore the different ways that artists can navigate digital spaces and push their vision forward. It will also address some of the challenges women and people of color may face in garnering an audience for their work and offer strategies for overcoming these challenges.
See you soon at the Miami Book Fair!
When: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 / 3:00 P.M.
Where: ROOM 8301
NO PLACE LIKE HOME: SETTING IN THE CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN NOVEL (Presented in English)
Where does one set the modern novel in this globalized age? What are the artistic and political implications of these choices? In a modern world where stories take place across and outside of national boundaries, how does setting impact subject, tone, and point of view? This panel of Caribbean writers with ties to multiple countries reflect on how they situate the trans-national novel, and highlight narrative tools to bring geographically rich narratives to life. With André Alexis, Jacqueline Bishop, Marie-Ketsia Théodore-Pharel.
Thrilled to have four photomontages at the “In situ: paisajes y entornos en las Grandes Antillas” exhibition at the Museo de Arte Dr. Pío López Martínez. which is part of the Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey. Cayey, Puerto Rico. If you are in Puerto Rico stop by!
Mark The Date! “The Sweetest Taboo” embroideries of Y/our Female Sexual Desires Project along with three videos from the project: “The Desire to be Desired”; “Touch Me Secretly”; and “Ways of Silencing” will be shown at the MACY Gallery at Colombia University (NYC) as part of the Negotiated Realities exhibition curated by the amazing Daniela Fifi. Invite below. I look forward to seeing you there!
I am totally psyched to have my work in the National Gallery of Jamaica’s exhibition on Digital art!