Breathing Underwater: An Evening with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Breathing Underwater: An Evening with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Wherenon-library location
AddressLangston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
AudienceTeens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryAuthor talk and Q&A with Black feminist writer and poet Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
DescriptionLooking for a grounded voice during a chaotic time in the US? Join an author talk with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs that includes a sneak peek of her new book "Dub: Finding Ceremony" and her groundbreaking book "M Archive".

These two books and "Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity" make up a groundbreaking trilogy. "M Archive" documents Black life at the end of the world—melding a critique of late capitalism, anti-Blackness, and environmental crisis all at once. In Dub, Gumbs channels the voices of her ancestors, including whales, coral, and oceanic bacteria to tell stories of Diaspora, Indigeneity, migration, Blackness, genius, mothering, grief, and harm. Gumbs often traces the brilliance and wisdom of Black feminist practice, while taking on the origins of colonialism, genocide, and slavery. Through her writing, she reminds us that oppression can be challenged, and that it is possible to make ourselves and our planet anew.

Made possible with support from the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Co-presented with Central District Forum for Art & Ideas, LANGSTON, Wa Na Wari, and Northwest African American Museum.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
PodcastThis event will be recorded for podcast.
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Contact Phone206-386-4636
Contact Info*Central Library
ContactDavida Ingran
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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