BY ANNA UREÑA
Luka Fisher has been an unofficial patron of the arts for DRYLAND since its inception in 2015. I don’t know how she heard about us back then but I liked the work she sent us and published her short films and multimedia pieces. After that, we were showcasing photographers, filmmakers, performance artists, and poets like Gina Canavan, Kayla Tange, Matthew Kaundart, Chelsea Bayouth, Leila Jarma, and Mike Leisz—artists who were all tracing back to Luka Fisher. After a non-investigation into who she was (I don’t lurk, I’m oldschool like that), it was clear that this would one day require a meet up.
We are hosting an Open Reading/Lectura Abierta on Friday, January 13, 2017
We invite everyone — poets, artists, thinkers, radicals, listeners, seekers-of-knowledge,
people who want to find other people who feel the same way,
souls seeking other souls,
Hosted by SnatchPower and led by Sondria Malika Casey, come through to a night of reading and discussing black literature in a way you wish your college lit class would’ve. There’s no separation between student and teacher here, as Sondria has everyone sit in a circle, invites us to read aloud…
My good friend S.A. Griffin will be hosting an Inauguration Day open reading at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA. Anyone is welcome to join us in solidarity against the neo-fascist Trump and his catastrophic agenda. We encourage people to speak out– the more we do the better– but it is just as important that we gather. -Anna Ureña