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To Be Rescheduled: Roxane Gay, Cornerstone Arts Week Keynote Speaker

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Roxane Gay's Cornerstone Arts Week keynote appearance on Friday, Feb. 1 has been canceled. It will be rescheduled, but it is not yet known when.

Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Week 2019 kicks off Monday, Jan. 28 with a faculty reading and open mic session and wraps up Sunday, Feb. 3 with Samuel Beckett's play "Come and Go." In between are a series of free talks, film screenings, performances and exhibits that examine this year's theme: "Can We Get Real?"

CC's annual Cornerstone Arts Week focuses on a theme, posed as a question, that is examined through exhibitions, performances, special events, and interdisciplinary courses. This year's question invites the Colorado College community, the Colorado Springs community, and guests to consider what it means to "get real" with one another and with one's tightly held "universal" truths

Writer, professor, editor, and commentator Roxane Gay will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in Mohrman Theatre. Gay is the author of The New York Times best-selling essay collection "Bad Feminist," as well as the short story collection "Ayiti," the novel "An Untamed State," the short story collection "Difficult Women," and the memoir "Hunger." She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and in July 2016 was named, along with poet Yona Harvey, as writers for Marvel Comics' "World of Wakanda," making them the first black women to be lead writers for Marvel. The event is free, but tickets are required and available beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the information desk in the Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

Other Cornerstone Arts Week events include a talk by Oglala Lakota poet, writer, and artist Layli Long Soldier; an art show featuring the works of CC students; the screening of the Indigenous film "We Shall Remain"; and a talk by cultural arts worker and Native American visual artist and curator Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. The week wraps up with performances of Beckett's short play "Come and Go" and a theater production of Mike Bartlett's play "Contractions."

The Cornerstone Arts Initiative is an 18-year-old program in the creative arts departments of Colorado College that stresses collaborative interdisciplinary arts teaching linked by current and developing technologies. See the full schedule of events.

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