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Rutgers Book Initiative Watch Party

When:  Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 06:30pm

Where:  Rutgers Academic Building, West Wing, Room 6107

Category:  Seminar

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An in-person discussion of  Felon: A play; A discourse by poet and scholar of Reginald Dwayne Betts.

Felon: An America Washi Tale is about re-imagining paper. A solo performance that begins with the pages of a book being slid into a cell, traverses stoves made of toilet paper, kites from a father, handwritten affidavits, legal complaints, handmade paper, certificates of pardon, & 1,000 squares fashioned from the clothing of men serving life sentences, the variety of papers that reveals what is possible and burdened by prison.

There will be no advance reading. Instead, we’ll view a simulcast of Betts’s lecture/performance “Felon: A Play, a Discourse” at the Harvard Design School, followed by an open discussion of paper, incarceration, and the book.

Space is limited; preference given to graduate students.