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May 20th 2023, 2pm – Miford Town Library: Firekeeper’s Daughter; a selection of Contemporary Native Voices

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Milford Cultural Council, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This program is free and open to the public.

Living Literature presents: Firekeeper’s Daughter: a selection of Contemporary Native Voices at Milford Town Library, a readers’ theatre performance, created in association with The RI Center for the Book, in support of the 2022 community read Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, the program is a selection of contemporary Native American writing, including excerpts from Firekeeper’s Daughter, and material from the RARI companion reads: Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Voices of the Warp and Weft, a collection of contemporary native writings edited by Amber Bliss. It also includes text from The Land Act of 1830, and quotes from Pope Francis. This program features actors Carol Pegg (Muscogee Creek) and Living Literature founder Barry Press. 

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Maia Mongado and other Asian American Voices

Living Literature is thrilled to be a part of this special event: AAPI Heritage Month Celebration® at Washington Park Library at 1316 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island. This event is free and open to the public.

Join us for this fabulous free event beginning at 12:30 on Saturday May 6th, to see Maia Mongado and Indigo Mudbhary perform a staged reading of several of Ms Mongado’s articles published in the AAPI journal. The articles are bookended with poems by Kimberly Nguyen and Cecilia Borromeo.

Join us again on May 13th, for a recorded version of the performance!

Free Finger food and Lemonade will be provided 

This is Rhode Island’s first month-long celebration for the AAPI Heritage Month 

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First Saturday, 5/6/23 – Start the celebration with an introduction of Asian American history through songs and music. Learn more about the local history of Rhode Island. You will walk away with the knowledge of your state’s local history with a sense of purpose and community 

Second Saturday, 5/13/23 – Immerse yourself in the Cambodian and Thai cultures through their dances. Experience the connection of the divine power with the dances and joy that these dances offer. 

Third Saturday, 5/20/23 – Walk alongside the journey of this adoptive mom who shares her story of adopting a girl from China and the cultural transformation for both of them. See this artist mom’s exhibit and illustration of her adoption journey and learn some relaxation techniques through Chinese calligraphic art and breathing techniques. 

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New Offering for spring 2023

Presenting – Phenomenal Women

Living Literature presents Phenomenal Women, a 45 minute, two person readers’ theatre performance of poetry, prose, and history that celebrates women. For this program we showcase some of our favorite pieces from the 19th AmendmentMothers & Daughters, and Pearls, Politics & Power programs; learning from and celebrating women’s visionary voices, both past and present, who inspire us. Featuring local actors Kelly Seigh and Catia.

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