Literary Arts + Studies welcomes Native American poet and environmental activist Allison Adelle Hedge Coke to campus to discuss activism in the arts. Hedge Coke's talk, Measuring Up, will be a moment for understanding our measure in life through contemplation, dedication, active living and application of creative ways in balancing innovation and activism.
Hedge Coke is an American Book Award-winning poet whose books include The Year of the Rat, Dog Road Woman, Off-Season City Pipe, Blood Run, Burn and Streaming as well as a memoir, Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer. She is the editor of the anthologies Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas, Effigies and Effigies I Iand a UC Riverside Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. Hedge Coke came of age working fields, factories and waters and is currently at work on a film, Red Dust: Resiliency in the Dirty Thirties, and a new CD.
This event is hosted by Literary Arts + Studies (LAS), and co-sponsored by the Division of Liberal Arts, Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE), the NCSS concentration, the Illustration department and by the Provost's Office as a part of RISD's Social Equity Inclusion Initiative (SEI).
Students are also invited to participate in a workshop the following afternoon. Space is limited. Please contact Assistant Professor Thomas Doran for more information.
Monday, April 16, 7 PM, Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, "Measuring Up"
Tuesday, April 17, 1 PM, Memorial Hall, Tap Room: Student workshop on activism in the arts with Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00pm
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
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