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April 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Ruth Wilson Gilmore & Rachel K

Event details

Date

April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Venue

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Title

Lannan Foundation presents
Readings & Conversations: Ruth Wilson Gilmore with Rachel Kushner

Description

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 12 noon.

Lannan presents Readings & Conversations, bringing inspired writers of fiction and poetry, as well as advocates of cultural freedom and liberation, to read from and discuss their work.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is a scholar and activist who argues that the movement for abolition should be applied today to the abolition of prisons. She is director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics; a professor of geography at the City University of New York; and author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California. Rachel Kushner’s recent novel The Mars Room is the story of Romy Hall, serving two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility in California. Her fiction and essays appear regularly in the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Believer, and Bomb.

Tickets: $8 Adult, $5 Senior/Student.

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