In celebration of International Women’s Day and in partnership with the San Francisco State University Poetry Center, memoirist and travel writer Faith Adiele, poet Tonya Foster and visual artist Asya Abdrahman will discuss the ways they make place and navigate the literary, artistic and academic worlds in which they live and work. The event will include readings by the authors and offer opportunities for visual and literary artists to respond to each other’s work. Where Is Here Co-Curators Jacqueline Francis and Kathy Zarur will moderate.
Asya Abdrahman is a San Francisco-based mixed media and installation artist who considers the intersection of cultural identity, human rights and the environment in her work. Her work is featured at MoAD in the current exhibition Where Is Here.
Writer Faith Adiele was raised in the Pacific Northwest, and earned two MFAs from writing programs at the University of Iowa. She is the author of the ebook/audiobook, The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems, and the award-winning travel memoir, Meeting Faith.
Poet Tonya Foster was born in Bloomington, Illinois and raised in New Orleans. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston. She is the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna*, 2015) and co-editor of Third Mind: Creative Writing through Visual Art. Purchase advanced tickets here
This program is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Where Is Here and is made possible by the generous support of Zellerbach Family Foundation