Saturday 21 October 8:00pm
A performance by students in the TAPS Advanced Modern Dance course and Set Go ensemble members Shura Baryshnikov, Sarah Konner, Aaron Brandes and Bradley Teal Ellis asks what type of communication humanizes us in a time when we are increasingly detached and technologically dependent. The performance will feature Contact Improvisation, in which each dancer is relying on his/her/their own body, and exploring movement in relation to a partner and to the earth’s physical laws. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Free and open to the public. Ashamu Dance Studio, Lyman Hall, 83 Waterman Street
Wednesday 25 October 7:00pm
Breton poet and playwright Paol Keineg writes in French, Breton, and English. The author of more than twenty books including his recent poetry collection Triste Tristan, Keineg will read from his work as part of the Contemporary Writers Series. Cosponsored by the Program in Literary Arts and the Department of French Studies, the reading will take place in the McCormack Family Theater at 70 Brown Street.
Thursday 26 October 5:30pm
Fiction writer and poet Leopoldine Core, author of the award-winning short story collection “When Watched,” and of a book of poetry, “Veronica Bench,” will read from her work in the Writers On Writing Reading Series. Presented by the Department of Literary Arts. Free and open to the public. McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street
Monday 30 October 7:00pm
Fiction writer and poet Renee Gladman will read from her work in Brown University’s Contemporary Writers Reading Series. The author of eleven published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians, Gladman is also an artist with a recently-released monograph of drawings and a collection of linked essay-fictions on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community. Her reading, which is sponsored by the Department of Literary Arts at Brown, is free and open to the public. McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street