Silo City Reading Series

Announcement Date : Saturday, July 21, 2018
Photographs of the Silo City Reading by Nancy Parisi

Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.


Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much was released in 2016 and was nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released to critical acclaim in fall 2017 by Two Dollar Radio. His second collection of poems, A Fortune For Your Disaster, will be release in 2019 by Tin House. His second collection of nonfiction, They Don’t Dance No’ Mo’, will be release by Random House in 2020.


Tom Dreitlein
is a poet from Rochester, NY. A two time TEDx Speaker, he currently works as a teaching artist at the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology. He is the author of the chapbook Map (CWP Collective Press, 2017) and was on the editorial board for My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry. He wants to talk to you about poetry and other things you can scream along to in your friend’s basement.


dev11n is a singer, songwriter and poetic lyricist from Buffalo, NY. Her jazz influenced style, coupled with her thought provoking lyrics, create a sound reminiscent of the 90’s with an all new feel. In 2015, dev11n released her debut EP #The11thHour which was soon followed by the release of her second EP #One in 2016. In addition to touring the East Coast, she has released several music and live performance videos as well as a docu-series, “I AM: dev11n”. To learn more or find links to dev11n’s music and videos please visit www.dev11n.com.


Carlie Todoro-Rickus is a visual artist working in light creating light sculptures, environments, and installations. She works with light as the subject of performance, as performer and partner to people and objects, and is interested in choreography inspired by the dynamics of light. Her work has been featured annually in Torn Space Theater’s site-specific performances at Silo City. Her installation for STOREHOUSE (2014) was responded to by Robert Wilson and represented the USA at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (2015) in the USITT student exhibit. She often collaborates with partner, John Rickus through their company Eclectric Oil and Light. In 2017, their work for Torn Space was published in the international performance design magazine, Chance. Her work has been shown at UB Center for the Arts, The Anderson Gallery, Big Orbit, The Burchfield Penny Art Center, and Satellite Art Fair Miami. She is in her eighth year as an Artist in Residence in the UB Center for the Art’s Arts in Health Initiative at John R. Oishei Children’s hospital and the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. She holds a BFA in Art with a concentration in sculpture and an MA in Theatre and Performance from the University at Buffalo.