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The current season's Stone Canoe Writer's Series in Syracuse will begin with a reading by poet and musician Duriel E. Harris, assistant professor of English, on Saturday, October 6, at 2 p.m. at the Delavan Art Gallery, 501 West Fayette Street, Syracuse. Harris will read her poetry and discuss experimental projects that integrate poetry with dance, music and painting. The event is co-sponsored by the Community Folk Art Gallery.

Harris is the co-founder of the Black Took Collective and poetry editor for Obsidian III. Her first book, Drag, was hailed by Black Issues Book Review as one of the best poetry volumes of 2003. Her current work-in-progress, Amnesiac, combines written poetry with sound recordings, a DVD and a Web site. Harris is a Cave Camen Fellow, a MacDowell fellow and a member of the free jazz ensemble Douglas Ewart and Inventions. Born in Chicago, she holds degrees from Yale, NYU and the University of Illinois.

The Stone Canoe Writer's Series at the Delavan Art Gallery features public readings from authors included in the inaugural issue of Stone Canoe, A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, published by Syracuse University. For a complete schedule of the series, as well as other Stone Canoe events, visit the Stone Canoe Web site.

More information: Web profile of Duriel Harris

Arts at St. Lawrence

Posted: September 20, 2007

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