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Triptych Reading Series | Book Arts Room | April 18

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Triptych is a monthly reading series in the Book Arts Room at Parsons School of Design (66 5th Avenue, room M100).

Join us for the third reading of the season on Monday, April 18, 7-9pm with Umber Majeed, Jay Deshpande, and Stacy Szymaszek.

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triptych3Umber Majeed

Umber Majeed (b. New York, 1989) is a multidisciplinary visual artist. She graduated from Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013. Majeed has shown in venues across Pakistan, North America, and Europe. Recent group exhibitions include; ‘The Divided Self’, The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia (2012), ‘Work It’, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto, Canada (2014) , ‘Ornate Activate’, Shirin Gallery, New York (2015), and “The Museum: Within and Without”, The State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia (2015), and “welcome to what we took from is the state”, Queens Museum, New York (2016). Her work has been acquired by several private collections, including the Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection at the Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, India. She is currently a MFA Fine Art candidate at Parsons The New School for Design, New York.

Jay Deshpande

Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named one of the top debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers. The 2015 winner of the Scotti Merrill Memorial Award, his poems have appeared in Boston Review, Sixth Finch, the PEN Poetry Series, Poem-a-Day, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn.

Stacy Szymaszek

Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, editor and arts administrator. She is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005), Hyperglossia (2009), and hart island (2015). Her book A Year From Today will be published in 2017. She is a regular teacher for Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, and mentor for Queer Art Mentorship. Szymaszek is the Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church.

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