November 3rd, 2017 @ 6pm
Named one of "Brooklyn's 50 Funniest People" (Brooklyn Magazine), NYC based Erin Markey makes music, shows and videos. She was listed in Artforum's Top Ten Best Music of 2016 and is currently in residence at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. She is a company member of Obie award-winning Half Straddle, and co-composed music with Chris Giarmo for Tina Satter's Ghost Rings. Recent works include A Ride On The Irish Cream (Abrons Arts Center, 2016) which she co-composed with Emily Bate and Kenny Mellman, Boner Killer (Joe's Pub, 2017), and the upcoming Singlet (The Bushwick Starr, 2018.) Purchase the A Ride On The Irish Cream album here on bandcamp.
Joseph M. Pierce (Cherokee) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University. His research focuses on kinship, gender, sexuality, and race in Latin America, 19th century literature and culture, and hemispheric approaches to citizenship and belonging. He is currently completing a book manuscript on queer relationality in modern Argentina. He also collaborates with the Cuir Americas Working Group, and with La Poderosa Media Project, a community-based visual arts program that encourages youth empowerment, cultural empathy, and collaborative learning. His upcoming work explores desiring and relating queerly in Abya Yala/Turtle Island.
Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer and performer. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, KONG and Other Works and a chaplet, Gift by Belladonna. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out, Bomb, VIBE, and on the cover of New York Magazine. She has appeared in Art Forum, The Huffington Post and Hyperallergic. In 2017, She was a Visiting Critic at Yale and Columbia University. She is a Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts for 2017/18. She is online faculty at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute teaching Human Rights and Writing Art and has also been a Visiting Artist at SAIC in the MFA summer low-res program. She has performed at the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Poetry Project, NYU and Pratt Universities, Smack Mellon Gallery, The High Line, and was an artist- in- residence at Pratt University, Denniston Hill and Poet-Linc, Lincoln Center Education. She directed a final showcase at Lincoln Center Atrium. Her collage work appeared in Avram Finklestein's FOUND at The Leslie Lohman Museum in 2017. Her work appears in Nikki Giovanni’s, “The 100 Best African American Poets.” Her forthcoming chapbook, Sweet Dreams, will be published by Belladonna in February 2018.