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Photos of the Silo City Reading by Nancy Parisi

Maggie Smith
Annette Daniels Taylor
music by Bean Friend
dance by Nancy Hughes & Center Dance

Silo City Row
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: August 12, 2017
Time: All readings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Maggie Smith is the author of three prizewinning books: Lamp of the Body, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, and Good Bones, the title poem from which was called the “Official Poem of 2016” by Public Radio International and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Smith has received a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Academy of American Poets. Her poems have appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, APR, The Believer, The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry, and on the CBS primetime drama Madam Secretary.

Annette Daniels Taylor is the author of the poetry chapbooks, Street Pharmacist and other poetic tales, and Hush now poems to read aloud. An award winning playwright, poet, and community activist she is a filmmaker interested in the poetics of American public history. Annette’s art practice includes performance, poetry, film/video, sound, and voice. She is an Arthur A. Schomburg fellow with the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo; a Pink Door Poetry fellow; and lead teaching artist with Young Audiences WNY’s Underground Railroad Residency of Western New York program.

Bean Friend is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. In January 2016, Bean released the album,The Moving Decade, an ambient piano album recorded in the Marine A grain silo in Buffalo, NY. In August 2016, he released Sound-On-Film, a cinematic piano-based album.

photo by Jim Bush

Nancy Hughes is an educator, performer, choreographer and event organizer who co-facilitates regular events for contact improvisation and contemporary dancers. Hughes has been awarded grants from NYS DanceForce, Northampton Arts Council and Key Bank and has received sponsorship from Harold Grinspoon. Nancy Hughes produces the Tuesday Contemporary Dance Series, Buffalo Sunday Contact Improv Jam, Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts Youth Performance Workshop, Mission Improvable, and is currently working on a new guest artist series. Her work as a performer and choreographer has been performed across the U.S. as well as in Paris, France and Toronto. She can be seen performing in Buffalo with BCIJPG, Anne Burnidge Dance and others in theaters, museums, galleries, people’s homes and silos.