Orcas Island Library and Humanities Washington partner to bring author and visual artist, Shin Yu Pai, to Orcas for a free Speakers Bureau event on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Orcas Island Library.
The library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Pai, a member of the 2017 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.
Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai discusses the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature. During the talk, she shows her work as a writer, her commissions for both art and cultural museums, and her work with painters, photographers, installation artists, composers, and video artists on collaborative work. She’ll also discuss developing hybrid works that bring together her creative practices as a writer, photographer, and museologist.
Pai is the author of several books including “AUXARCS,” “Adamantine,” “Sightings” and “Equivalence.” She is the recipient of grants from 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture and The Awesome Foundation. She is currently poet laureate of the City of Redmond and was a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee. She has also served as a poet-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum. In 2010, she became a member of the Macondo Workshop for Writers.
Pai’s visual work has been exhibited at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, The Paterson Museum, American Jazz Museum, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and the International Print Center. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Seattle.
For more information, contact Nita Couchman at email@example.com or 360-376-4985, or visit the Library’s website at www.orcaslibrary.org.