FREE in-person event! This event requires guests to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination (or proof of negative PCR test taken within the prior 72 hours) for entry; mask wearing is strongly encouraged while in the performance hall.
Join us as we celebrate the release of the deja vu (Coffee House Press) with an evening of performance and poetry by the amazing California-based writer Gabrielle Civil and a handful of her creative comrades from the Twin Cities!
Emerging from the intersection of pandemic and uprising, the déjà vu: black dreams and black time activates forms both new and ancestral, drawing movement, speech, and lyric essay into a performance memoir that considers Haitian tourist paintings, dance rituals, race at the movies, Black feminist legacies, and more. With intimacy, humor, and verve, Gabrielle Civil blurs boundaries between memory, grief, and love; then, now, and the future.