“We are on an American Guineaman traveling East” – Joanna Scott
 reads two selections from her novel The Closest Possible Union

The Middle Passage I: Setting Sail

The Demise of the Ship’s Cook
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"Shake Loose Our Skin" was a literature and jazz performance convened by 20th Zale Writer-in-Residence and Tulane Visiting Mellon Professor Mab Segrest via Newcomb College Center for Research on Women.
Zale Writers Sonia Sanchez, Linda Hogan, and Joanna Scott returned to the Tulane campus at the invitation of Mab Segrest to collaborate in a choral reading in Dixon Hall Auditorium on the evening of November 19, 2004.
Under the direction of Eluard A. Burt, II, New Orleans jazz unit Eluard and Company collaborated live with the writers.

Yvahn Martin, Newcomb College 2003, designed and choreographed the production.

You may access Mab Segrest's introductory comments as audio: tulane.edu/~wc/zale/shakelooseourskin/audio/introduction.mp3

Full program notes and audio podcast download available at
tulane.edu/~wc/zale/shakelooseourskin/
Learn about the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program at Newcomb College Institute
tulane.edu/nccrow/programs/zale.cfm

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