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Boarding the Voyage: A Lecture by Robin Coste Lewis

October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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In this lecture, Robin Coste Lewis will read her lyrical essay, “Boarding the Voyage: The Archive as Altar, Research as Ritual,” which explores how research and literary efforts toward social change can transform from scholarly engagement to acts of communal devotion. More particularly, the reading will focus on how excavations of race, gender, and desire—and the writing those findings engender—can be metaphorical expressions of faith, and a reclamation of lost deities.

The cost to attend this lecture is $10. To register, please visit Cave Canem’s Eventbrite Box Office. Space is limited.

Robin Coste Lewis was born in Compton, California. She received an MFA from New York University and an MTS in Sanskrit and comparative religious literature from Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), winner of the National Book Award. Lewis has taught at Wheaton College, Hunter College, Hampshire College, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a Cave Canem fellow and was awarded the Provost’s Fellowship at the University of Southern California. Currently, she serves as the poet laureate of Los Angeles, where she lives.

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October 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Cave Canem Suite 310-A
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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