#ArtLitPhx – Get Lit: Whose Gaze Is It, Anyways? with Rogelio Juarez

Join writer Rogelio Juárez at the Valley Bar, Reading Room (9130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7:00 p.m. for a discussion on race, gatekeeping, and white gaze.

Heavily inspired by Toni Morrison, acclaimed author of Beloved, Juárez intends to delve into some burning questions, including: How does colonization affect the creative process? What do we assume the reader knows? What do we explain? Who are we writing for? What is the white gaze? How do political, social, and cultural discourses around specific ethnicities, races, and groups shape the marketplace for literature?

The event is free of charge, but guests must be 21 or over (18 or over if accompanied by a parent or guardian) and the maximum amount of people allowed is 24 for everyone to be able to speak.

Rogelio Juárez is a Phoenix-based writer, a graduate of the VONA/Voices of Our Nation and Tin House workshops, a grandson of Braceros and son of an immigrant and a marine. His writing can be found in J Journal: New Writing on Justice, The James Franco Review, and Zócalo Public Square.

You can learn more about the event and RSVP here.

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7 thoughts on “#ArtLitPhx – Get Lit: Whose Gaze Is It, Anyways? with Rogelio Juarez

  • September 24, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    I love the subject of this talk! I can’t wait to engage in events like these in the future when it is safe.

  • February 9, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I know I missed this event but I’m glad that it was there, regardless! I wish more people would talk about this topic and share it with the literary community.

    • February 11, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      I’m sorry we missed you at this event. Luckily, there will be many more that we will share, hopefully we can see you at one of the next ones!

  • February 12, 2021 at 10:24 am

    This would have been a nice event to go to…if we weren’t plagued with the current situation we’re in right now. A nice night out (with friends, perhaps) listening to something that affects BIPOC in the art/literary world.

  • September 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    I am most definitely attending this event! Toni Morrison is my favorite author, and Beloved is my favorite book, and her interpretation of the white gaze and her works are very inspiring.

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