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Words in Our Time

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


“All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change.”
– Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower

Join Artspace New Haven in partnership with the International Festival of Art & Ideas for Words in Our Time, a poetry event in honor of Parable of the Sower and Dyschronics. The event is a part of One City, One Read and includes live poetry performances by Anne:Gogh, Poiison Ivy, Aaron Jafferis, Sun Queen, and AnUrbanNerd in response to works by visual artists Carolina Caycedo, Baseera Khan, Emily Jacir, and Tsedaye Makonnen in the exhibition Dyschronics. Throughout the galleries, the poets will offer performances in dialogue with and inspired by the film, photographs, textiles, performances, and sculptures on view. Food from Lazeez Indian Cuisine will be provided.

Words in Our Time is part of the programming series for the exhibition Dyschronics, on view February 11–April 16, 2022 at Artspace New Haven.

About One City, One Read

Join the International Festival of Art & Ideas, the New Haven Free Public Library, Artspace New Haven, the Yale Schwarzman Center, and partners across the city in celebrating the magnificent work of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower as One City, One Read. Featuring events citywide inspired by and related to the core themes and values of Parable, there will be something for everyone: from performances and screenings to lectures, panels, and guided discussions.


April 9
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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50 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States


International Festival of Arts & Ideas