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Reading: Ames Hawkins, from her installation “Paper Violets, Vellum Prose”

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by the Queer Studies Research Workshop

Ames Hawkins, Columbia College

Ames Hawkins’s will perform three readings from her installation Paper Violets, Vellum Prose followed by a Q&A. In this work, she creates a multi-layered environment into which the viewers are invited to enter, stay for a while, and engage. The pew, the needlepoint cushion, and the twelve-pane window lend this installation a domestic and spiritual feeling. Yet, this work ruminates on a very personal account of death, that of her father, who passed away from AIDS. Wine will be available.

Ames Hawkins is a transgenre writer, educator, and art activist, and an Associate Professor
and Interim Associate Chair in the Department of English at Columbia College Chicago.

This event is in concert with the exhibit Ill at Ease: Dis-ease and Art in B45 Center for the Arts from April 13 – May 12, 2017.

This event is co-sponsored by the UB Department of Art, HI Performance Research Workshop, the Center for Disability Studies, HI Disability Studies Research Workshop, Technē Institute, the HI Science Research Workshop, and the Leslie Lohman Queer Arts Lecture Series.


April 18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Queer Studies Research Workshop


B45-Lower Gallery, Center for the Arts, North Campus