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Wordplay at Timucua: A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship (In person)

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Limited in-person seating is available for this event.
Timucua, CF2, and Burrow Press present A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship.

Central Florida Composers Forum, in collaboration with Burrow Press and Timucua Arts Foundation, proudly present A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship.

Poet Ariel Francisco will read excerpts from his new book of poetry, A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship, published by Burrow Press.

Five composers from the Central Florida Composers Forum (Erik Branch, Charlie Griffin, Keith Lay, Rebekah Todia, and Bob Walker) have selected poems from the book and set them as lyrics for new music.

Soprano Anna Eschbach and pianist Kristine Griffin will perform the musical settings.

A Q&A session will end the event.

ABOUT THE POET

“Part satirist, part ecopoet, part elegist, but every bit a luminous poet, Ariel Francisco brilliantly voices the complex intersections of the physical, emotional, and natural landscapes that define our sense of place and belonging, as well as our feelings of alienation and ennui.”

–Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet, author of How to Love a Country

Ariel Francisco’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A poet and translator born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents and raised in Miami, he is the author of the poetry collections A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship and All My Heroes Are Broke. He lives in Queens.

ABOUT CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPOSERS FORUM

Founded in 2011, the Central Florida Composers Forum is an organization of composers and new music practitioners dedicated to engaging the creative and larger community of Central Florida through the promotion of original and innovative music programming. Central Florida Composers Forum strives to be part of a larger cultural conversation where the musical, visual, and other performing arts connect with audiences, foster vital collaborations, and produce multidisciplinary performances. Cultivating an audience for new music through education, workshops, and outreach programs that create memorable artistic experiences for youth and community members are also central to our mission.

ABOUT BURROW PRESS

Burrow Press is an independent, literary publisher based in Orlando, FL. As one of only a few literary publishers in Florida, our mission is twofold: to expand the boundaries of Florida Literature by (1) publishing the best contemporary writing by new and established authors, and (2) fostering the literary community in Orlando, Florida, and beyond.

Central Florida Composers Forum, in collaboration with Burrow Press and Timucua Arts Foundation, proudly present A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship.

Poet Ariel Francisco will read excerpts from his new book of poetry, A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship, published by Burrow Press.

Five composers from the Central Florida Composers Forum (Erik Branch, Charlie Griffin, Keith Lay, Rebekah Todia, and Bob Walker) have selected poems from the book and set them as lyrics for new music.

Soprano Anna Eschbach and pianist Kristine Griffin will perform the musical settings.

A Q&A session will end the event.

ABOUT THE POET

“Part satirist, part ecopoet, part elegist, but every bit a luminous poet, Ariel Francisco brilliantly voices the complex intersections of the physical, emotional, and natural landscapes that define our sense of place and belonging, as well as our feelings of alienation and ennui.”

–Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet, author of How to Love a Country

Ariel Francisco’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A poet and translator born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents and raised in Miami, he is the author of the poetry collections A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship and All My Heroes Are Broke. He lives in Queens.

ABOUT CENTRAL FLORIDA COMPOSERS FORUM

Founded in 2011, the Central Florida Composers Forum is an organization of composers and new music practitioners dedicated to engaging the creative and larger community of Central Florida through the promotion of original and innovative music programming. Central Florida Composers Forum strives to be part of a larger cultural conversation where the musical, visual, and other performing arts connect with audiences, foster vital collaborations, and produce multidisciplinary performances. Cultivating an audience for new music through education, workshops, and outreach programs that create memorable artistic experiences for youth and community members are also central to our mission.

ABOUT BURROW PRESS

Burrow Press is an independent, literary publisher based in Orlando, FL. As one of only a few literary publishers in Florida, our mission is twofold: to expand the boundaries of Florida Literature by (1) publishing the best contemporary writing by new and established authors, and (2) fostering the literary community in Orlando, Florida, and beyond.

Venue

Timucua
2000 S Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806 United States