A Reading & Discussion About War Culture, Chronic Illness, Community & Shore Soup
Saturday, March 17, 2-5pm
Presented by Robyn Hillman-Harrigan
40 participants maximum
Suggested Donation: $10-15
Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan prepared soup for the community of Rockaway Beach; later she made soup for herself as a way to heal Lyme Disease and a number of associated autoimmune conditions. “post-script 2017” is a personal essay, her account of self-healing and community building through the process of preparing food on a large scale. Written on the eve of the election, it also touches upon creative resistance to war culture in the age of our current president.
Following a reading of the essay, the author will facilitate a conversation about the topics discussed in the piece as they relate personally to those in the audience. The discussion uses the model followed by Canaries Collective and is inspired by early feminist, gay liberation and Black power consciousness raising groups.
“post-script 2017,” by Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, was recently included in Rockaway Beach: Art and Adaptive Capacity Post Hurricane Sandy, an anthology from Rita Books (edited by Chris Viaggio, 2017).
No one turned away for lack of funds! This is a community event and donations will support the artist’s travel costs.
Robyn Hillman-Harrigan is a New York based writer, artist and community organizer. She is the founder of the Shore Soup Project and a member of Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter and the Canaries Collective. Her recent publications include post-script 2017 in “Rockaway Beach: Art and Adaptive Capacity Post Hurricane Sandy” (Rita Books), “Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart” edited by Krista Halverson, You are the Altar broadside for Project Row Houses BWA exhibition and How Soup/Why Soup broadside for The New Museum BWA Sept 1 2017 activation and “Three Perspectives on Time.” Country Cabin Press and Gallery 400, University of Chicago.