The Asian/Pacific/American Institute hosts a reading and conversation with novelists Paul Beatty and R. Zamora Linmark (April 5) and presents an Indigenous Dance Forum (April 21) developed by New Zealand-choreographer and Artist-in-Residence Jack Gray.
New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute hosts a reading and conversation with novelists Paul Beatty and R. Zamora Linmark (April 5) and presents an Indigenous Dance Forum (April 21) developed by New Zealand-choreographer and Artist-in-Residence Jack Gray.
Both events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.992.9653 or visit www.apa.nyu.edu/events.
Tues., April 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Twenty Years of Rolling the R’s & The White Boy Shuffle
(reading and discussion)
Location: NYU Steinhardt, Kimball Hall Lounge, 246 Greene Street
Subways: N/R (8th Street), A/C/E/B/D/F/M (West 4th Street), 6 (Astor Place).
The year was 1996. Two novelists of color publish stunning and provocative coming-of-age debuts. Through fiercely earnest characters navigating a landscape of burning dreams and neglect in a small 1970s Hawaiian community, R. Zamora Linmark’s Rolling the R’s threw new light on queer identity and the trauma of assimilation—and is now available in a new, updated edition from Kaya Press. Paul Beatty’s brilliant, satirical The White Boy Shuffle introduced us to an unforgettable protagonist—a young African American surfer in Los Angeles who reluctantly becomes a messiah for his community. Twenty years after the publication of their first novels, the two authors join each other in reflection, celebration, and conversation.
Co-sponsored by Kaya Press and the Institute for African American Affairs at NYU.
Thurs., April 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Indigenous Dance Forum
(performance and conversation)
Location: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street
Subways: J/Z (Bowery), F (2nd Avenue), 6 (Spring Street).
Jack Gray presents a new dance work he developed during his residency at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Featuring artists, dancers, choreographers, and community members with whom he has collaborated over the past semester.