Next weekend, Gallery RIVAA at 527 Main Street will host a book launch for Immigrant Voices in the Pandemic. The book is ambitious, a collection of stories focused on how the artists handled the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. Roosevelt Island’s own award-winning poet, Adela Sinclair, will be on hand.
You Are Invited. Bring a Friend.
You are invited to the Book Launch of the newly published collection entitled Immigrant Voices in the Pandemic, edited by Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan.
This book, Sinclair tells us, “is a powerful collection of stories that showcase how the COVID-19 period has influenced the way we create art.
“This anthology is a testimony to how art can deliver our common humanity, especially in times of crisis, smuggling stories of immigration, exile, and loneliness into the pandemic frame.
“The authors gathered in this anthology are diverse, with some established in their respective fields, while others are just beginning their artistic journey. All of their voices come together to compose a choir whose song is audible beyond the pandemic.
“They are refugees, immigrants, and displaced people, and the entire book has emerged from directly lived experiences and personal stories.
“The pieces gathered here, whether in poetry, prose, drama, or visual arts, innovate at the aesthetic level, creating new languages and often breaking with traditional forms in all the genres.
“Immigrant Voices in the Pandemic offers a unique perspective on how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the artistic expression of refugees, immigrants, and migrants. It is a must-read for those seeking to understand the impact of this moment in our common history on the artistic community and on humanity as a whole.”
“Join us on Sunday, October 22 at 4 )) p.m. at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island,” Sinclair asks, “for the Book Launch and Book Signing.”
With Domnica Radulescu, Adela Sinclair, Amy M Le and others