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Indivisible: We the People in Black, White and Gray

PEM/PM Evening Party

Members and Salem residents (with ID) free, nonmembers $10

Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Pay at the door

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Indivisible: We the People in Black, White and Gray

Experience the sights and sounds of African American art with soul and jazz vocalist and composer Diggs Duke. Great writers from The Tannery Series engage in a riveting conversation that explores the centrality of African American art - and artfulness - to the American identity.

Jerald Walker is an essayist and chair of Emerson College's creative writing program. He is author of Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption, recipient of the 2011 PEN New England/L.L. Winship Award for Nonfiction and his essays have appeared in Mother Jones, The Iowa Review, The North American Review, Memoir and The Missouri Review.

Tisa Bryant, a faculty member of the California Institute of the Arts, works in the ekphrastic tradition. Unexplained Presence, her first full-length book, is a collection of original, hybrid essays that remix narratives from film, literature and visual arts and zoom in on the black presences operating within them. She is a member of the Dark Room Collective, a group of poets who gathered in the wake of James Baldwin's funeral and set out to provide a creative environment for black artists.


Cash bar. Refreshments available in the Atrium Café.


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