@Salon 2021

QPlayaz | QPride

Playground opens Tuesday, June 22, 2021
5:30pm PT | 7:30pm CT | 8:30pm ET on Zoom

REGISTER FREE @ EVENTBRITE bit.ly/atsalon2021

Ronaldo V. Wilson will host team QPlayaz Vidhu Aggarwal, Lucas de Lima, Dawn Lundy Martin & Angela Peñaredondo for an interactive poetry reading and mixed-genre queer conversation through which to play hard softly in between the face of terror and isolation, fear and possibility, community and catch. The QPlaya-ground will feature rounds of verbal four square, double d-iz-utch, and tag between the participants as they rep what it means to be and/or to be in alliance with lgbqtia+++++ modes of African and other diasporic play/s across practices and performance, so get ready, set, go & come!


The Playaz

Ronaldo V. Wilson

The Play Leader


Award-winning author, interdisciplinary artist and Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at UC Santa Cruz

Vidhu Aggarwal

(AKA “Vic Wall”)

Lucas de Lima

author of Wet Land (Action Books) and Tropical Sacrifice

Dawn Lundy Martin

is an American poet and essayist

Angela Peñaredondo

is a queer nonbinary Filipinx interdisciplinary writer-artist-educator

about @Salon

Founded in 2011, @Salon is an interdisciplinary event welcoming artists and arts enthusiasts to come together for conversation, poetry, spoken word, music, sound, performance, visual and digital art.

@Salon hosts live and virtual events. For the live events, in addition to featuring renowned local and regional artists, @Salon includes presentations and discussions of works-in-progress using Liz Lerman’s Format for Critical Response—a format for feedback that affords the artist an active role in the dialogue.

Long a sponsor of @Salon, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, edited by Duriel E. Harris, has taken up the mantle to host and curate this beloved annual event. Obsidian’s @Salon welcomes Black writers and artists and their allies to come together for conversation and exchange.

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