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Friday, September 27 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Break on Through to the Other Side: Writing Across Race and Gender as a Transgressive Act

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Painters or sculptors do not decry certain subjects as off limits. Similarly, race and gender boundaries seem less important in music—the success of Eminem in rap, for example. Yet, there is an unspoken rule in literature that says appropriating the voice of the “other,” particularly when that other is of a different race or gender, is taboo. This panel argues that the leap of empathy required to write across race and gender is a transgressive act essential to the viability of art in a contemporary literary landscape where writers are encouraged to play it safe.

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Peter Grandbois

Peter Grandbois is the author of eight previous books, the most recent of which is "This House That" (Brighthorse Books, 2017). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in over one hundred journals. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York... Read More →

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Debra Di Blasi

Owner/Publisher-in-Chief, Jaded Ibis Press
"A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read." Jorge Luis Borges Debra Di Blasi ( jadedibisproductions... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am MDT
Dennis Small University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

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