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Open Sesame Salon: A Complex, Multivalent, Polyphonic Place of Being

May 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SALON: Poet and writer Colin Channer as part of the Open Sesame project

Poet and fiction writer Colin Channer will read and discuss poems arising from encounters with books, maps, and documents about food in the Athenæum’s archives. The exploration continues the journey of his artistic life – all the multitude of ways in which his own travels, his migrations, including the one from his birthplace, Jamaica, to the United States, have required him to be flexible, to be responsive, to be intellectually capacious, and to find the Caribbean and African culture everywhere he calls home.

Funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the Open Sesame project brings together a diverse group of six artists/scholars working in different genres to research in the Athenaeum’s extensive collections.

NOTE: This event is free but registration is required. Please visit the Providence Athenaeum’s website to reserve your seat!


May 12, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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