Casting Spells Storytelling Hour with Shelley Marlow, Peggy Shaw, & Amelia Bande

Amelia Bande telling stories in Liz Collins — Energy Field, Tang Teaching Museum, 2017, photo by Cindy Shultz

Join artist Liz Collins in Energy Field Friday, September 8, at 8:45 pm, as she hosts writers Shelley Marlow, Peggy Shaw, and Amelia Bande, who will tell witch stories. This storytelling hour is part of our two-day closing celebration of the exhibition.

The two-day closing celebration of Liz Collins — Energy Field includes a knitting party, a screening of the cult classic Liquid Sky, a conversation with Liz Collins and writer Jennifer Kabat, this witch storytelling hour, and a New Wave dance party!

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Writers

Shelley Marlow:
Shelley Marlow “writes with a fluid quality that pulls the reader through these events and passages, twining the workaday and the trippy together…. (Marlow) makes a strong case for love in the face of all as the truest magic this life has to offer.” (Lambda Literary) Marlow’s art edition of their novel Two Augusts in a Row in a Row, (Publication Studio) will be out next month. Marlow will read from their novel in progress, The Wind Blew Through Like a Chorus of Ghosts.

Peggy Shaw:
Shaw is a performer, writer, and producer based in New York City. In 1980, with Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin, she co-founded Split Britches Theater Company, which has transformed the landscape of queer performance with its trademark vaudevillian, satirical, gender-bending works. Shaw also co-founded the WOW Cafe Theatre, a year-round festival of women’s and transgender people’s performance. Her recent solo performance, RUFF (2013), responds to her 2011 stroke and subsequent recovery, and also initiated the first “Public Service Announcement” advisory film aimed at elders. The project also developed the Green Screening workshop methodology for survivors of stroke. Shaw has received two MAP Fund grants (2012, 2007), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2004), and numerous OBIE Awards. She was the 2014 recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Award.

Amelia Bande:
Bande is a writer working in performance, theater, and film. Her plays Chueca and Partir y Renuncia were staged in Santiago, Chile. She is part of the Gel Film Series (2012- present) and she co-founded Publishing Puppies, a press for visual work, poetry and fiction (2011-present). She has recently shown work, solo and collaborative, at Artists Space, The Poetry Project, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Dixon Place, BAM, The Shandaken Project, and MIX NYC in New York; NGBK and Flutgraben Kunstfabrik in Berlin; and the NewBridge Project in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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