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Friday, September 27 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Slumber Party: Ritual, Magic, and Girl Cultures

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Off the road, behind closed doors, late at night, and all over the internet, the teenage girl learns to speak, to write, and to make. Alternately resisting and indulging the materials and tools of a hyperrational, commercially saturated, world-wide-webbed social reality, she uses tarot cards, Tumblr, fashion, and her own bedroom walls. As her body is marked by race, class, age, pregnancy, and/or illness, she holds onto the behaviors, languages, and affects of girlhood. She knows how to codeswitch--to act, dress, talk, and feel like a girl, or a woman, or a man. In this slumber party ritual, we will conjure the girl. As we move from sleeping bag to lectern to Internet to ouija board to Q&A, we will interrogate who or what is speaking when we speak, possessed by our own ongoing girlhoods. We will create a space in which teenage girls’ and writers’ uses of occult practices collide, recalling the compositional strategies of Yeats, H.D., di Prima, Merrill, Plath, and Dickinson. This ritual recognizes girls as sorcerous subjects whose practices of radical apathy, noncompliance, superstition, magic, and other-worlding resist the logics and power structures of the rational world. In letting her speak through our bodies, we become the girls we already are. 

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Becca Klaver

Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow, Cornell College
Becca Klaver is the author of two books of poetry—LA Liminal (Kore Press) and Empire Wasted (Bloof Books)—and several chapbooks. Her critical writing appears in College Literature, Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, and elsewhere. As an editor, she cofounded Switchback... Read More →

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Marisa Crawford

Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House (Switchback Books, 2010), and the chapbook 8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate Disciples Press, 2013).
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Kate Durbin

Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer. Her books include E! Enter-tainment, Abra, and The Ravenous Audience. She is founding editor of Gaga Stig-mata. Her most recent performance, Hello Selfie, took place in Union Square, fol-lowed with an exhibition at Transfer... Read More →
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Lara Glenum

AssociateProfessor, LSU
LARA GLENUM is the author of four books of poetry: Pop Corpse, Maximum Gaga, and The Hounds of No (all from Action Books), and All Hopped Up On Fleshy Dumdums (Spork Press). With Arielle Greenberg she is also the co-editor of Gurlesque: the new grrly, burlesque, grotesque poetics... Read More →
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K. Lorraine Graham

Communications, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UMD-College Park
I'm a literary artist and occasional scholar with broad interests in multilingual spaces, internet fan cultures, network analysis, and the aesthetics of banality. My first book is Terminal Humming, from Edge Books. My second, The Rest Is Censored, is forthcoming from Coconut Press... Read More →

Tim Jones-Yelvington

THE ART PART: So I set out to write fiction and soon the fiction became live readings and soon the live readings became multimedia performance art and soon the texts became multigenre and/or hybrid prose objects. I have one book in print ("Evan's House and the Other Boys Who Live... Read More →
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Danielle Pafunda

Assistant Professor of English, University of Maine
Danielle Pafunda is author of nine books including the recent Beshrew (Dusie Press) and The Dead Girls Speak in Unison (Bloof Books), and the forthcoming The Book of Scab (Ricochet Editions) and Spite (Ahsahta Press 2020, Sawtooth finalist). She has taught at the University of Wyoming... Read More →
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Carmen Giménez Smith

Carmen Giménez Smith recently co-edited the anthology Angels of the Americplyse: New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath, 2014). Her most recent poetry collection, Milk and Filth was a finalist for the NBCC. A CantoMundo Fellow, she is the publisher of Noemi Press. Her newest collection... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

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