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Virtual Book Talk: Appropriate – A ProvocationSeptember 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm | HOSTED BY: National Nordic Museum
6:00 pm | Cost: $5
Appropriate – A Provocation by Paisley Rekdal is timely, nuanced work that dissects the thorny debate around cultural appropriation and the literary imagination.
Join us for a compelling discussion with Professor Paisley Rekdal in conversation with Jorge Rojas, a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and educator from Morelos, Mexico.
How do we properly define cultural appropriation, and is it always wrong? If we can write in the voice of another, should we? And if so, what questions do we need to consider first? In Appropriate, creative writing professor Paisley Rekdal addresses a young writer to delineate how the idea of cultural appropriation has evolved—and perhaps calcified—in our political climate. Appropriate presents a generous new framework for one of the most controversial subjects in contemporary literature.
After the talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission; Free for students (use the code Student)