Literature Program
 


Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Talking Leaves Books

Eyal Press

journalist & author of Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, & the Conflict That Divided America

Presented at:
Hallwalls

With Roe v. Wade's legal protections of women's reproductive rights now threatened by the new composition of the U.S. Supreme Court, Buffalo native and Nichols School graduate Eyal Press has just published this timely personal history. The city is Buffalo, the conflict is over abortion, and Eyal's father is OB-GYN Dr. Shalom Press, a colleague of murdered Buffalo physician Dr. Barnett Slepian and another of the abortion providers whose clinics were besieged but—thanks to clinic defenders—not shut down during Operation Rescue's 1992 assault on Buffalo, vividly chronicled in the book.


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March, 2006 - 2006

 
 
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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings


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.