Moving Close to the Ground
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55113
The Queer and Trans* Ecologies Interdisciplinary Initiative of the College of Liberal Arts, the Critical Disability Studies Collective, The Bell Museum, and the Department of English present a reading of new work by Eli Clare. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. CART and ASL will be provided and there is space to share your accessibility needs in the registration form. Please register here to attend events in person or online.
White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (also known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of essays, the award-winning Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion. Additionally he has been published in dozens of journals and anthologies. Eli works as a traveling poet, storyteller, and social justice educator. Since 2008, he has spoken, taught, and consulted (both in-person and remotely) at well over 150 conferences, community events, and colleges across the United States and Canada. He currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center and is also a Disability Futures Fellow (funded by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference. When he’s not writing or on the road, you can find him reading, camping, riding his recumbent trike, and otherwise having fun adventures.
Reading of new work by Eli Clare begins at 7pm and doors open at 6pm to view the Bell exhibit Snow: Tiny Crystals, Global Impact.
Masks are encouraged. Staff and visitors are reminded to wash hands often, get tested, and stay home when ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.