WritersCorps youth and teaching artists share the stage with a notable writer for an evening of multi-generational readings and literary performances.
UPDATE on Feb 19: Please note that the original featured writer, NoViolet Bulawayo, has regretfully canceled. The event will continue with Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene as our special guest performer.
What: WritersCorps Live at The CJM
Who: Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene, harold terezón, Roseli Ilano, and WritersCorps youth:
Wilson Chen and Cecilia Vigil from Aptos Middle School
Susana Robles from Hilltop School
Rowan Ellis from International Studies Academy
Micah Delarosa and Celia Valle from Mission High School
Rama Miro from Oasis For Girls
Ifat Maru from Sanchez Elementary
Helen Jimenez from San Francisco Public Library
Audio by TK and KM from Woodside Learning Center
When: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw and Urhobo Nigerian dyke performance activist, poet, dancer, writer, actress and video artist who was born with a mouth full of dynamite and sugarcane. Etaghene is a mixed-media visual artist who has produced four solo art exhibitions and has toured and performed internationally. She was interviewed by and was a contributing writer to None on Record: Stories of Queer Africa, a digital media project that collects the stories of LGBT Africans from the African Continent and the Diaspora. In May 2012, Etaghene founded Sugarcane, an LGBTQ Of Color writing workshop based in the principles of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. GUAVA, her second one woman show, a multi-media performance piece about queer African identity debuted in San Francisco in June 2013. Her second album of poetry, Nigerian Dyke Realness, drops in 2014. Etaghene’s first novel, For Sizakele, which addresses Queer African love, identity and inter-partner violence, will be released in 2014.
Photo Credit: NerdScarf Photography
Event photos by Andria Lo: