Join us in the Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center at Central Library on Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. for a Writers’ Salon featuring Tulsa Artist Fellows Adrienne Dawes, Mark de Silva and Melanie Gillman. The Salon functions as a literary gathering for all, a chance for the featured Literary Artists to share their works, old and new, with the greater Tulsa community. The event is free and open to the public. The first 20 guests will receive free copies of the fellows’ publications.
Adrienne Dawes is an award-winning AfroLatina playwright and producer originally from Austin, TX. Her full-length plays include: Denim Doves (2016), Am I White (2014, B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Script; David Mark Cohen New Play Award; Kilroys honorable mention), and You Are Pretty (2004, Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting). Adrienne is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ScriptWorks and a company member of Salvage Vanguard Theater.
Dawes will be sharing excerpts from Casta. Casta is a bilingual hybrid performance inspired by a series of casta paintings by Miguel Cabrera, a mixed-race painter from Oaxaca. Casta paintings were a unique form of portraiture that grew in popularity over the 18th century in Nueva España that depicted different racial mixtures arranged according to a hierarchy defined by Spanish elites. Local Tulsa actors Kaicee Mayo, Jackson Thomas, Timothy Hunter, Luis Eduardo Garcia and Javier Santiago Sagel will join Dawes in the reading.
Mark de Silva is the author of the debut novel Square Wave, which was released by Two Dollar Radio in 2016. He holds degrees in philosophy from Brown (AB) and Cambridge (PhD). After six years on the editorial staff of the New York Times, first with its opinion pages and then with its Sunday magazine, he is now a contributing editor for 3:AM Magazine and an editor at large for The Scofield.
Melanie Gillman is a graphic novelist from Denver, CO. They’re the cartoonist behind As the Crow Flies–a comic about a group of queer teens stuck in a Christian youth camp –and eat through colored pencils like nobody’s business.
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