Literature Program

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 — Saturday, October 17, 2009

UB English Dept., Exhibit X, & Hallwalls present

A Conference of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts

The &Now Conference of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts was founded in 2004 at Notre Dame, hosted by Lake Forest College in 2006 and Chapman University in 2008, and will be hosted in Oct. 2009 by UB, with literally dozens of readings, multimedia performances, lectures, and panels taking place over 4 days and nights at the downtown Hyatt and at Hallwalls. &Now is a unique conference dedicated to the practice and study of innovative, hard to categorize writing, whether experimental, avant-garde, hybrid, or cross-genre, and whether it is called surfiction, avant-pop, or postmodern. The full program of events is listed at

Read R. D. Pohl's piece about &Now in the Buffalo News.

Some publications related to this event:
October, 2009 - 2009

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

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.