CIVITELLA RANIERI READING w/ MWAKATOBE
I'm happy to be presenting ongoing questions in language alongside my colleague and new friend the photographer and filmmaker Nicholas Calvin Mwakatobe at Civitella Ranieri tomorrow evening. We will also present an experiment in poetry and video that we worked on together—just one of the wondrous things that has come out of the past month as Fellows here. Join us for wine in the courtyard at 6 if you're lucky enough to be an Umbrian, permanent or transient! [and enduring thanks to Dino Ignani for the author photo!]
Join us Thursday, September 12th at the Castle for presentations by current Fellows, Jennifer Scappettone and Nicholas Calvin Mwakatobe.
Jennifer Scappettone, CIMA Fellow (Writing, USA)
Scappettone works at the crossroads of scholarship, translation, and transmedia literary arts. Her books include Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice and the poetry collections From Dame Quickly and The Republic of Exit 43. Her volume Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli won the Academy of American Poets’s Raiziss/De Palchi Prize. She has exhibited her visual and performance poetry internationally. Her work has been supported by the Bogliasco Foundation, Djerassi, Stanford Humanities Center, and the American Academy in Rome. She teaches at the University of Chicago.
Nicholas Calvin Mwakatobe, Fellow, (Visual Arts, Tanzania)
Nicholas Calvin Mwakatobe is a visual artist based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. His work is inspired by everyday life in his region, especially as it relates to questions of cultural collective memory and how that plays a part in shaping our contemporary identity. He focuses on ways in which we remember our pasts and define ourselves through how we dress, and through food, music and customs. His storytelling through photography and film are heavily shaped by this matrix of memory and identity.
Welcome Cocktail at 6:00 PM
Presentations at 6:15 PM