ISCP TalkNovember 28, 2017, 6:30–8pm
Amigxs: Zine Launch and Readings
Camilo Godoy has invited Ella Boureau, Susie Day, Michael Funk, Jorge Sánchez, Pamela Sneed, and Aldrin Valdez for a reading at ISCP in conjunction with the artist’s billboard and zine Amigxs.
Ella Boureau is a New York City based playwright, director, essayist, and short-story writer, as well as the Awards Coordinator for Lambda Literary Foundation. She founded and ran the online magazine and reading series In the Flesh for several years. Her writing has been featured in Guernica, Tin House, Slice Magazine, and Full Stop and her first play, Helps to Hate You a Little: A Lovestory, debuted at Cloud City in 2016.
Susie Day has written political satire and covered prison issues (non-satirically) for a variety of publications such as Gay City News, Monthly Review, Truthout, Sinister Wisdom, and The Advocate. Some of her work is collected in her book, Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power (Abingdon Square Publishing, 2014). She lives in Washington Heights with her cuter-half, Laura Whitehorn and two mentally unstable cats.
Mike Funk is a writer who draws. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and makes comics, music and time for his cat.
Camilo Godoy was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and is based in New York. He is a graduate of The New School with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2012; and a BA from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, 2013. Godoy was a 2015–2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence; 2014 Keyholder Resident, Lower East Side Printshop; 2014 Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program Fellow, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics; and 2012 Queer Art Mentorship Fellow. His work has been presented at venues such as La Mama Galleria, New York; Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York; Donaufestival, Krems; and Mousonturm, Frankfurt among others.
Jorge Sanchez is a poet and attorney from Caguas, Puerto Rico and self described “maricón.” He lives in Newark, New Jersey and his writings have been recently published in Rhizome magazine in collaboration with Printed Web and at ElInstituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, among others.
Pamela Sneed is a New York–based poet, writer and performer. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, KONG and Other Works and a chaplet, Gift by Belladonna. She has been featured in The New Yorker, Time Out, Bomb, VIBE, and on the cover of New York Magazine. She has appeared in Artforum, HuffPost and Hyperallergic. Her forthcoming chapbook, Sweet Dreams, will be published by Belladonna Publishing in 2018.
Aldrin Valdez is a Pinoy visual artist and writer. Their first full-length collection of poems will be published by Nightboat Books in 2018.
This program is made possible through the generous support of The New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.