“Dear Papa...” (Middle Passage II) – Joanna Scott reads from The Closest Possible Union
"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
Learn about the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program at Newcomb College Institute
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