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Art+Writing Workshop Oct 19, Publications Unit Imprint Book Launch

Friday, October 19th 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

To celebrate the book launch of Härte, published by the Publications Unit imprint Downstate Legacies, poet and artist Sade LaNay is hosting an art and writing workshop at the Normal Public Library at 11 a.m. Friday, October 19, titled, “I love you and I’m not dead.” During the workshop, attendees will participate in the “I love you and I’m not dead” project by creating unique art prints and writing letters to people with vulnerable bodies. This portion of LaNay’s visit is a collaboration between Illinois Art Station, Downstate Legacies, and the Publications Unit. The event is free and open to the public.


Härte is a straightforward and deliberate book of questions that—through generative translation and transceptual writing— cajoles readers to reconsider what can be gleaned from the brevity of innocuous interrogation. Härte is a poetic sequence, a deft and edgy snare, risking everything to replicate linguistically the Sehnsucht survivors of trauma embody. Imbued with flecks of doubt, guilt, antagonism, and estranged desire, Härte evokes the friction of language against language, interpretation versus misinterpretation, what one heard with what was said—how a perpetrator lingers and forces a survivor to define the borderland—perhaps the only heartland left to inhabit. Härte is available for purchase through Small Press Distribution.


For additional information, read this article or contact Holms Troelstrup, assistant director of the Publications Unit, at jhtroel@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-3025. Follow the Publications Unit on Twitter @PubUnit_ISU or visit our website.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Normal Public Library
206 W College Ave
Normal, IL
Community Room (Lower Level)
206 W College Ave
206 W College Ave