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Saturday, October 6 • 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Multilingualisms, Sonic Opacities, Textured Ethics

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Performance and reading that shares various experiments in non-monolingual writing practices. Sade Murphy works sonically with English and German. Mirene Arsanios writes across several languages, including the Portuguese-based Caribbean creole Papiamentu. LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs works across a range of languages, including extinct languages, mistranslations, and vernaculars. Christian Hawkey explores intersections between Arabic, English, and German, as well as right to left reading practices.


Mirene Arsanios

Mirene Arsanios is the author of the short story collection The City Outside the Sentence (2015). Arsanios cofounded the collective 98weeks Research Project in Beirut and is the founding editor of Makhzin, a bilingual English/Arabic magazine for innovative writing.
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LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Poet, Vocalist, Curator, Artistic Director
A writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum, the Poesiefestival in Berlin, Museum of Modern Art, the QOW conference in Slovakia, the International Poetry... Read More →

Christian Hawkey

Christian Hawkey has written two full-length poetry collections , four chapbooks, and the cross-genre book Ventrakl (2010), Ugly Duckling Presse, about translating Georg Trakl. He is a member of the decolonial translation collective WeTransist (wetransist.org).

Sade LaNay

Sade LaNay (fka Murphy) is a poet and artist from Houston, TX. Sade is the author of Härte (Downstate Legacies, 2018) Dream Machine (co-im-press, 2014) self portrait (birds of lace, 2018) and I love you and I'm not dead (Argos Books, 2019). ​

Saturday October 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
129 DeBartolo Hall