Literature Program
 


Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE

UB English Dept. & Hallwalls present

Evie Meidav

Exhibit X Fiction: Evie Meidav

Called "an American original," Edie Meidav is the author of Kingdom of the Young, a collection of fiction with a nonfiction coda; Lola, California, a novel concerning the death penalty, motherhood, female friendship, and the cultural aftermath of 1960s idealism; Crawl Space, a novel written in the voice of a Vichy criminal reckoning with the commodification of wartime memory; and The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon, set in Sri Lanka and concerning the effects of the Western gaze on the East. Meidav's fiction, poetry, and criticism have appeared in many magazines and journals including Lithub, The Millions, Village Voice, Conjunctions, The American Voice, Ms., Kenyon Review, and Chattahoochee Review. In addition to winning a Howard Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for best novel by an American woman, she has won Fulbright Awards in Sri Lanka and Cyprus. She is a senior editor at Conjunctions and teaches in the UMass Amherst MFA program.

 
 
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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.