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Artemis Journal Annual Launch & Special Performance with Southwest Virginia Ballet

Friday, June 07, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Author event, literary journal launch

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Artemis Journal 2019, with the theme "Women hold up half the sky," will launch its twenty-sixth journal this evening at the Taubman Museum of Art. This annual event will include a spectacular collaboration with Southwest Virginia Ballet called Poetry in Motion, where original choreography will be performed by SVB dancers as five poets read their work from this year's publication.  

The journal will feature a stunning photograph from Sally Mann’s recent show "Sally Mann—A Thousand Crossings" at the National Gallery of Art, and poems by some of Virginia’s finest poets, including former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Virginia Poet Laureate Ron Smith, and acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the program begins at 7pm. Ticket options include entrance to the event only, or a package that includes the event, the journal, and a small donation to the journal. Seating is limited so pre-registration is encouraged!