Image shows four pictures: in the top left it shows Koritha Mitchell, a Black woman wearing a grey dress; in the top right it shows the words "Buzz-Zine" surrounded by stamp letters and bees, in the bottom left is the Portrait of Eli Clare, a white man with short hair; the bottom right shows Jordan Scott a white man with short black hair reading into a microphone.

HIVES Fall 2020 Events Announced

This fall, HIVES is excited to host, support, and collaborate on multiple events. Our season features digital workshops, readings, and talks on disability, queerness, antiracist pedagogy, poetics, and embodiment. We have keynote events with Eli Clare and Jordan Scott. Beyond that, we’re thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of the first ever Buzz-zine! Please see below for more details on each event and to RSVP.

Buzz-zine Digital Release, October 31

This fall, the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series on disability and animal studies in popular culture is creating a digital & print zine! Historically, zines have been a cheap format to spread ideas and community. Early zines were a way for fans of science fiction to rank favorite stories, to propagate fan theories, and to form social groups; however, they sometimes served gatekeeping functions and limited participation in sf communities, upholding some (white, male) voices and erasing others. In the decades since, zines have been used to make space for people whose ideas and voices have been suppressed in their subcultures (e.g. Riot Grrrl zines that pushed back against the “male-driven punk world of the past”). Buzz-zine seeks to make space for scholarship/poetics/art that challenge notions of the boundaries and definitions of each of these genres while reimagining accessibility and community.

Click on the link to RSVP for the release email to be sent on October 31!

the Buzz-zine was made possible in part with funds from the Michigan State University English Department and from the Robert L. Decker and Benjamin Muns Friendship Memorial Scholarship

Eli Clare (digital) visit to MSU, November 5-6

Eli Clare will be leading several events for the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series on the topic of disability studies, animal studies, and popular culture. White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation.

Exploring Brilliant Imperfection, Writing About Bodymind Difference, November 5 @ 10:00am EST

Using storytelling, brainstorming, and free writing, Eli Clare will lead us through ways of writing and thinking about all kinds of bodymind difference. In collaboration with MSU’s Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture Department and the MSU Writing Center.

Click on the link to RSVP for the workshop (Note, while all HIVES events are open to the public, priority will be given to MSU students in the event of the event reaching capacity)

The Intersection of Queerness & Disability Workshop, November 5 @ 2:00PM EST

What are the connections among ableism, homophobia, and transphobia? How do issues around queer disability identities fit into a broader intersectional social justice framework? Join Eli Clare for a facilitated dialogue! In collaboration with the Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities Workshop.

Click on the link to RSVP for the workshop (Note, while all HIVES events are open to the public, priority will be given to MSU students in the event of the event reaching capacity)

Eli Clare Keynote, “Notes on Cure, Disability, & Natural Worlds,” November 6, 4:00pM EST

Eli Clare is presenting his keynote, “Notes on Cure, Disability, & Natural Worlds” for the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series on the topic of disability studies, animal studies, and popular culture.

Click on the link to RSVP for the keynote. This event is open to the public.

Jordan Scott Reading & Keynote, December 4 @ 3:00 PM EST

Jordan Scott, Winner of the Latner Poetry Prize by the  Writer’s Trust of Canada, is the author of Silt, blert, Decomp (a collaboration with Stephen Collis and the ecosphere of British Colombia), and Night & Ox. His chapbooks include Clearance Process and Lanterns at Guantánamo, both of which treat his experience after being allowed access to Guantanamo Bay in April 2015.

Click on the link to RSVP for the keynote. This event is open to the public.

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