Haunting Image Connection
Opening ReceptionOctober 25th, 2016 7-9pm
Gallery HoursHBX Gallery Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sun 6-10pm & Fri, Sat 6-11pm
Exhibition RunsOct 25 - Oct 25
Haunting Image Connection
A T.I.C. reading
Talking Image Connection, TIC, establishes free events which bring together writers, contemporary art, and new audiences in art galleries around the Twin Cities.
Authors Paula Cisewski, Katie F-S, Poet Dobby Gibson, Kao Kalia Yang and Ka Vang invent stories, poems, and other souvenirs in response to The Soap Factory’s infamous Haunted Basement. October’s TIC reading is curated by Lucas Pingel.
Paula Cisewski‘s third poetry collection, The Threatened Everything, will be released any minute through Burnside Review Books, and her first book of lyric prose, Misplaced Sinister, appeared in 2015 through Red Bird Chapbooks. She is also the author of Ghost Fargo(selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize), Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), and several poetry chapbooks. She has been awarded fellowships from the Banfill-Locke Center for the arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She teaches, both academically and privately, and curates artful literary events in the Twin Cities, frequently in a tiny fort.
Katie F-S holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University – Los Angeles. Katie has performed her works across this great land, from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Austin’s Paramount Theatre to LA’s Electric Lodge to Cafe Deux Soleil. The next titles on her reading list include Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper and Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ World of Wakanda!
Poet Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar, which won the Alice James Award, Skirmish (Graywolf), and It Becomes You (Graywolf), which was shortlisted for the Believer Poetry Award. A new collection of poems, Little Glass Planet, is forthcoming from Graywolf. He lives in St. Paul.
Kao Kalia Yang is the author of the award-winning The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir and the newly released, The Song Poet. She is a teacher and public speaker. Kalia works from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Ka Vang is a Hmong American writer, born on a CIA military base in Laos, at the end of the Vietnam War. She immigrated to America in 1980. A fiction writer, poet, playwright, and former journalist, Vang has devoted much of her professional life to capturing Hmong folktales on paper. She is a recipient of the Archibald Bush Artist Fellowship and several other artistic and leadership awards. She is the author of the children’s book, Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon, a finalist for the 23rd Annual Midwest Book Awards in 2012. Her short story Meet Mr. Krenshaw, was published in “Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories” with Lethe Press. The story explored a same sex, mixed-race couple being haunted by a racist and homophobic ghost.