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February 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Support Women Artists Now Day is an annual international grassroots celebration of women artists that takes place during March and April.  If you are organizing an event featuring women artists during those months, please feel free to post them on our Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Calendar.

This Joyous, Chaotic Place: He Waiata Tangi-ā-Tahu

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - April 14 @ 4:00 pm

‘This Joyous, Chaotic Place: He Waiata Tangi-ā-Tahu’ is a multi-media project to celebrate poet and lesbian activist Heather McPherson (1942-2017) and her peers in the Aotearoa New Zealand’s women’s art and literature movement of the 1970s and 1980s. It is a #suffrage125 project, funded by Creative New Zealand and includes an exhibition, a collection of Heather’s ‘garden poems’ and a shopfront cinema showing 70s and 80s short films and raw footage.  

Rochelle Riley’s New Book “The Burden” Comes to Savannah, GA

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Savannah State University will present “A Conversation with Rochelle Riley and Wanda Lloyd” at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at The Elmore Theater in the King-Frazier Student Center. The veteran journalists will discuss Rochelle’s book  “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” as well as current affairs. Rochelle will sign copies of “The Burden” after the talk. For more information, contact:

SWAN Day MKE 2018: “Women & Nature” Opening Reception

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dive into the creative energy of Milwaukee women artists! Milwaukeeans celebrate the power and diversity of women’s creativity at SWAN Day MKE 2018: “Women and Nature: Nourishing Our Roots,” an art exhibition at the Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley. Exhibition: Runs March 24th - May 31st, 2018 OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 24th 11am-3pm FREE & Open to the public "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ― Audre Lorde…

SWAN Day 2018 in Louisville, KY

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please come to our free 1-hour showcase of women artists, the 11th SWAN Day celebration in Louisville and the 8th to showcase the talents of area artists of all ages and genres.

11th Annual DC SWAN Day

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Women Artists from DC offer FREE performances and film screenings in celebration of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day.   On Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 2:00-5:00pm, Guillotine Theatre and Women in Film & Video will host the 11th Annual DC SWAN Day, a free event featuring FREE Music, Theatre and Storytelling Performances, and Film Screenings at Grace Church in Georgetown.   Three live performances: Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler's A Gold Star Mother's Journey,Kris "Shortstaxx" Ruff’s Beauty Queen 101, and a reading of Lisa…

Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde & Pat Parker – Book Launch

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 has officially been released! Pat Parker and Audre Lorde first met in 1969; they began exchanging letters regularly five years later. Over the next fifteen years, Lorde and Parker shared ideas, advice, and confidences through the mail. They sent each other handwritten and typewritten letters and postcards often with inserted items including articles, money, and video tapes. Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 gathers…

The Creative Life at Douglass Exhibit Panel Discussion

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH) is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled, The Creative Life of Douglass, curated by Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) Faculty Kayo Denda, Erika Gorder, and Fernanda Perrone, in celebration of the centennial anniversary of Douglass. Through archival photographs, objects, books, and video from University Archives, The Creative Life of Douglass chronicles ten decades of dance, theater, music, visual arts, and literature produced by women at Douglass. On March 28, 2018 there…

The Conversation – A SWAN Day Event

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A group of women gathered to write pieces on what affects them the most. Any subject. Political or not. What affects their lives? What are their thoughts/dreams/opinions/anger/love, poetry, monologues, spoken word, dating life,... it's all life from their perspective. The second annual installation of The Conversation, a Swan Day event, performed at Finest City Improv. All ticket proceeds will be going to charity. Directed by Jennie Olson Six Produced by InnerMission Productions Written and/or performed by: Laura Preble Thelma Virata…

Melina Sempill Watts’ “Tree” and Buddhism: Joy and Evanescence

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"The Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating under a tree. To what extent did the tree's being contribute to the Buddha's shift of consciousness?" - Melina Sempill Watts Tree is the story of 229 years in the life of a California live oak from the perspective of ... the tree.  This work of fiction is imbued with Buddhist values and provides a unique perspective to explore compassion, grief and acceptance from the point of view of other living beings. The book explores…

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