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To Write is to Migrate

Hall of Mammals

Price: $5 (Members & Students Free)

In partnership with the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and the City of Asylum.

Carnegie Nexus has commissioned four writers to wander the Carnegie Museums and write about their encounters with artworks and natural specimens. They'll present their creations in Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Hall of Mammals.

Join us for a live performance of newly crafted prose, sci-fi, and poetry by Toi Derricotte, the award-winning poet and Cave Canem co-founder; Tom Sweterlitsch, author of the Pittsburgh-based, sci-fi novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and the forthcoming The Gone World; Israel Centeno, Venezuelan novelist and City of Asylum resident; and Rickey Laurentiis, the Inaugural Fellow in Creative Writing at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at Pitt. Mix and mingle among the dioramas as we explore moving passages in life and literature.

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IMAGE CREDIT: Detail of Ariana’s Salon, 2013, by Nicole Eisenman, Carnegie Museum of Art