A collage of photographs of this season's speakers as well as the logos for HIVES and the Residential College of Humanities Center for Poetry

HIVES Spring 2022 Events

HIVES is excited to announce its upcoming lineup of events for Spring 2022. This year, HIVES seeks to reimagine a community space, a hive, for conversations on disability, race, and performance. We believe these events, which we strive to make radically accessible, will help us do just that!

March 9 @ 6:00 PM EST, Online The Future is Faith Featuring Thiahera Nurse, Isiah Rivera, and Rizzo Frenzy.

A night of music, poetry, and conversation as we reimagine body/mind/spirit. You can RSVP for the event via this link: The Future is Faith RSVP

March 25 @ 3:00PM EST, Online Writing Workshop: Khadijah Queen’s Redrafting Fairy Tales

A 90-minute guided creative writing workshop with Khadijah Queen.

April 5 @ 4:00PM EST, Cook Recital Hall in the Music Building 
JJJJJerome Ellis Event

HIVES, in collaboration with the RCAH Center for Poetry, is excited to welcome JJJJJerome Ellis to Michigan State University for a performance and discussion at the intersections of disability, race, and performance.

JJJJJerome Ellis is a blk disabled animal, stutterer, and artist. He prays, reads, gardens, cycles, wanders, and plays. Through music, literature, performance, and video he researches relationships among blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and time.

April 6 @ 7:00PM EST, Location TBD  Poetry of Witness, Poetry of Resistance with JJJJJerome Ellis, Jonah Mixon-  Webster, and   Layli Long Soldier

In collaboration with the RCAH Center for Poetry  

An evening reading with JJJJJerome Ellis, Jonah Mixon-Webster and Layli Long Soldier, followed by a conversation and Q&A. Reception and book-signing to follow.

Summer   Buzz-Zine Volume 2 Released Online and in Print!

HIVES is dedicated to making our events as accessible as possible. These events will be open to the public and will have ASL and CART. Our programming is made possible by support from MSU’s English Department and with funding from the Creating Inclusive Excellence grant.

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