Book Release and Reading: Harmony Holiday
How to attend
Attendance is free with a free ticket to the exhibition Tiona Nekkia McClodden: The Trace of an Implied Presence. Attendance is first come, first served. This event will take place in the Level 2 Gallery.
Please note: Visitors must wear a properly fitting mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while in The Shed, except when dining/drinking at Cedric’s in the lobby. Please email email@example.com or call (646) 455-3494 if you have questions.
About this event
Celebrating the release of her new book Maafa (Fence Books), poet Harmony Holiday will present a reading of this work within the space of the exhibition The Trace of An Implied Presence in the Level 2 Gallery. After the reading, there will be a book signing at the McNally Jackson bookshop in the lobby.
Titled after the Swahili word for catastrophe, Maafa is an epic poem about reparations and the female body. Through her skilled use of language, Holiday undoes the erasure of trauma and Black femininity, presenting death as a road to life on a unique hero’s journey.
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Location and dates
Saturday, August 6
Please note: The reading will be followed by a signing at McNally Jackson bookshop in the lobby.