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Visitor's Series, Brontez Purnell, "Artist Talk"

Event Type
School of Art & Design
Oct 28, 2021   7:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
A+D Student events


Brontez Purnell is a writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist. He is the author 
of a graphic novel, a novella, a children's book, and the novel Since I Laid My Burden Down. The 
recipient of a 2018 Whiting Writers' Award for Fiction, he was named one of the thirty-two Black 
Male Writers of Our Time by T: The New York Times Style Magazine in 2018. Purnell is also the 
frontman for the band the Younger Lovers, a cofounder of the experimental dance group the Brontez 
Purnell Dance Company, the creator of the renowned cult zine Fag School, and the director of 
several short films, music videos, and the documentary Unstoppable Feat: The Dances of Ed Mock. Born 
in Triana, Alabama, he's lived in Oakland, California, for more than a decade.

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