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Obsidian wins NEA grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora is the recipient of a $50,000 NEA CARES grant.
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@Salon Pride: Queer Sound 2020 every Tuesday in June  

@Salon will host the series @Salon Pride: Queer Sound 2020 curated by trans poet and sound artist Samuel Ace. Each event will feature showcase contributors in conversation and performance. 

Publications Unit Alumni Showcase featuring Lisa Savage ’03

Lisa Savage ’01, M.S. ’03, is an Illinois State University alumna from the former publishing and the nonprofit literary arts program (currently publishing studies) in the Department of...
Attendees enjoy @Salon 2013

POSTPONED: @Salon 2020: Renowned artist Phillippa Yaa de Villiers to perform, March 21

UPDATE: The @Salon event scheduled for March 21 has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. An update will be provided if this event is rescheduled. 
Image from the cover of the newest edition of the journal Obisidian.

Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora announces re-release of Obsidian Speculating Futures: Black Imagination & the Arts

Obsidian Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora is proud to announce the re-release of Obsidian Speculating Futures: Black Imagination and the Arts now available at Small Press Distribution.
Dr. Ela Przybylo standing in front of wooden fence

Publications Unit welcomes Feral Feminisms editor Dr. Ela Przybylo, February 21

Dr. Ela Przybylo, assistant professor in the Department of English and core faculty in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Illinois State University, will present “Publishing as...
Julia O'Dell with her parents at her ISU graduation.

Publications Unit Alumni Showcase featuring Julia O’Dell ’10

Julia (Drauden) O’Dell ’10 is an Illinois State University alumnus from the Department of English’s publishing studies program who worked as an intern at Milner Library and the Publications...
Carmen Giménez Smith seated

Carmen Giménez Smith to give reading from Be Recorder, October 30

Carmen Giménez Smith, award-winning poet, memoirist, editor, and educator, will discuss her publishing, writing, and academic roles followed by a public reading from her newest book Be Recorder.
headshot of author Berry Grass

Berry Grass to read from Hall of Waters, October 10

Berry Grass will give a reading for their book Hall of Waters at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 10 at the University Galleries, 11 Uptown Circle.
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PRESS 254 book launch and reading, May 1

Join PRESS 254 at the Publications Unit for a book launch and reading event to celebrate the publication of our first full-length book, Tapestries, on May 1.