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November 14, 2017, Tuesday - Big Ideas: Look, featuring Solmaz Sharif at the Loft

Time: 7 PM

Location: The Loft, 1011 Washington Avenue S

Big Ideas: Look, featuring Solmaz Sharif

For many, it's easy to look away. Dominant narratives and histories erase injustices against human lives and allow for ignorance—willful or otherwise—of the pain and trauma endured by people who are marginalized. 

In this Big Ideas, featuring poet Solmaz Sharif, we'll discuss work that counters the narrative of privilege and compels us to look. 

This event is presented in collaboration with the College of Saint Benedict and Graywolf Press. It is also part of the Loft's thematic programming, Vigilance.

Much like how an art museum might present a special exhibit, the Loft is introducing seasonal thematic programming. Our themes will help connect you across many of the Loft program offerings. We believe that poems and stories can be an important lens through which to view the world, and these themes will compel us all to look at the words we write and authors we read in new ways.

This fall, our theme will be Vigilance: How can poems and stories help us to maintain attention over long periods of time? How does language bear witness? Through the theme of Vigilance, the Loft will explore the ways in which words help us hold light in the darkness. 

We invite you to explore our fall theme of Vigilance in as many ways as interest you. The video and listings below highlight the ideas and opportunities to participate throughout the fall.

Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft's costs to host the event. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).

$15.00 (Non-Member Price)
$10.00 (Member Price)