Literature Program

Wednesday, October 19, 1988


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Holly Hughes, Hallwalls’ 1988 Writer-in-Residence, presents WOMEN OF STEEL, or ARTS & LEATHERS. Presented in conjuction with the First International Women Playwrights Conference. Five unproduced short plays by New York City playwrights Alison Rooney (Rabbit Plantation, Good Provider), Ana Maria Simo (Ted & Edna), Suzan-Lori Parks (Fishes), Claire Moed (How To Say Kaddish With Your Mouth Shut), and Lynn Hayes (Guitar Boy) will be read. The roles will be read by Buffalo actors. Part of Hallwalls' NYSCA-funded Writer-in-Residence program. [Note: Video documentation of this event is in the Hallwalls archive at the Poetry Collection, a special collecton of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries. To learn more about what Hallwalls is doing to make this analog material digtially accessible, please visit Migrating Media, our collaboration with Squeaky Wheel, Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Experimental Television Center.]

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Laylah Ali
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.