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Steel Genesis, Author Alchemy

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August Wilson Center

980 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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A fellowship and networking mixer with open mic readings for writers of all genres and experience levels.

Location: “On The Making of Steel Genesis,” August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pgh, PA

Date & Time: Sunday, November 5, noon to 5pm

Cost: Pay What You Can (Suggested donation, $10)

On the Making of Steel Genesis is an exhibition by MacArthur Fellow and award-winning photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier that explores the work and life of artist Sandra Gould Ford. The exhibition is presented in a large and beautiful gallery, an open space to inspire writers and ideal place for thoughts to become prose and poetry.

The vibrant conversations that arise from the Gould Ford-Frazier collaboration speak to this region’s nuances and history. Fascinated by alchemy, Ford uses the idea of changing lead to gold as a metaphor, as with turning light and silver into photographs and changing base minerals into steel. Ford also saw a kind of alchemy in the blend of Frazier’s concern with conditions that limit humans and Ford’s interest in transcending those situations.

Sandra Gould Ford will speak about the exhibition’s themes of metal making, mettle and genesis. Participants will then be invited to write postcard prose and poetry followed by open mic readings.

Schedule:

  • noon Gallery opens. Writers mingle, network and view show
  • 1:00 Welcomes by David Oresick, Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography
  • 1:20 Walking tour of the exhibition by Sandra Gould Ford
  • 2:00 Quiet writing time
  • 2:30 Refreshments
  • 2:45 Open Mic readings
  • 4:15 Closing Remarks and prize drawings, Hilary Hauck, President, Pennwriters, Inc.
  • 5:00 Gallery closes

This event is a collaborative presentation of August Wilson Center, Pennwriters, Silver Eye Center for Photography and Sandra Gould Ford.

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