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Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) & the ULS Collection

A guide to the signed books by CAAPP event authors that are held in the University Library System collection.

Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy - Fall 2021

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Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy was a week-long collection of events that engaged in creative practice toward themes related to, interrogating, and working from intimacy in this contemporary moment. The series ran from October 4th, 2021 through October 8th, 2021.
 
Monday, October 4th @ 6 PM:

  • Visual artist Phoebe Boswell, poet Cyrus Cassells, & pleasure activist Ama Josephine B. Johnstone in Creative Conversation
  • Virtual event

Wednesday, October 6th @ 6PM:

  • Vocalist and performance artist Helga Davis & filmmaker Naima Ramos-Chapman in Creative Conversation. Audience Q&A to Follow.
  • Location: In-Person at the Tent at Schenley Plaza (Capacity is limited. Masks required.)

Thursday, October 7th @ 2 PM:

  • An afternoon salon with essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon & artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji, featuring a reading, discussion, and audience Q&A.
  • Virtual Event

Thursday, October 7th @ 6 PM:

  • An evening with writer and poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Novelist Angie Cruz will moderate a conversation and audience Q&A. (in partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy)
  • Location: In-Person at the Tent at Schenley Plaza (Capacity is limited. Masks required.)
  • Included an outdoor book signing.

Friday, October 8th

  • Thinking in Creative Practice: A Day of Creativity and Reflection
  • Prompts from invited guests will be posted on the CAAPP website: https://caapp.pitt.edu

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Wit(h)ness: Phoebe Boswell, Cyrus Cassells, & Ama Josephine B. Johnston in Creative Conversation
October 4, 2021 - 6:00pm

Digital Reading & Conversation | Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 6 PM EST

Visual artist Phoebe Boswell, poet Cyrus Cassells, & pleasure activist Ama Josephine B. Johnstone in Creative Conversation. Audience Q&A to follow.

Free Virtual Event

(Event 1 in Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy)

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Wit(h)ness: Salon with Kiese Laymon and Wura-Natasha Ogunji
October 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

Digital Reading & Conversation | Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 2PM EST

An afternoon salon with essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon & artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji, featuring a reading, discussion, and audience Q&A.

Free Virtual Event

(Event 3 in Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy)

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Wit(h)ness: An Evening with Elizabeth Acevedo
October 7, 2021 - 6:30pm

In-Person Reading & Conversation | Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 6:30PM EST

An evening with writer and poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Novelist Angie Cruz will moderate a conversation and audience Q&A. (In partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy)

Location: In-Person at the Tent at Schenley Plaza (Capacity is limited. Masks required.)

(Event 4 in Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy)

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Elizabeth Acevedo signing books outside of Hillman Library, October 7, 2021.