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INDIGENOUS WRITERS OF CONNECTICUT

This panel representing various tribes among the five recognized in Connecticut will be curated by Dr. Siohban Senier of the University of New Hampshire who edits the online publication Dawnland...

INDIGENOUS WRITERS OF CONNECTICUT

This panel representing various tribes among the five recognized in Connecticut will be curated by Dr. Siohban Senier of the University of New Hampshire who edits the online publication Dawnland...

DIXWELL NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL

Organized by and for the neighborhood of Dixwell in New Haven, the Dixwell Neighborhood Festival is an all-star virtual affair hosted by jazz artist, producer, two-time Grammy nominee and Dixwell...

West Rock/West Hills Neighborhood Festival

Are you ready to rock? Join West Rock neighborhood as they show off their tight and talented community in this virtual concert event and town meeting hybrid. We’ll cover a little bit of everything,...

NEWHALLVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL

Join your neighbors in a celebration of Newhallville with performances by Thabisa Rich, DJ Prime, the Wayne Brown Band, and KP On the Set. In conjunction with this virtual festival there will be a...

Listening to Earth: Indigenous Wisdom & Climate Futures

Hear from Indigenous voices on the climate knowledge that has existed in their communities for generations and the practical solutions that can spur a better collective attempt at caring for our...

THE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL

Join your neighbors in a celebration of The Hill with performances by Manny James, Charisa The Violin Diva, and a showcase at the Hill Museum.

JOY HARJO IN CONVERSATION WITH MADELINE SAYET

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is honored to feature United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in conversation with playwright and director Madeline Sayet. Harjo, the first Native American...

Dinner Stories: Transformation

Convert your home into a virtual dinner theater with this evening of music, storytelling and food. Set to the “expressive, pristine vocals” (WNPR) of jazz artist Isabella Mendes, three different...

Where to Get your Copy of Joy Harjo's AN AMERICAN SUNRISE for the NEA BIG READ

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas invites you to join us as we celebrate US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise, the Festival’s choice for the 2021 NEA Big Read. Harjo’s poems sing...

Five Poems by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

The poems of US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living amid the ruins of...

Imagine with the Festival May 14 - June 27, 2021

Festival 2021 will feature 200+ events—80% free—with luminaries like choreographer Ronald K. Brown, Indigenous theater director Madeline Sayet, and a high drama, high fashion Hair Art show.

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