Join WUD Publications for a live Q & A with Chicago rapper and poet, Noname. Moderators Sofía Snow and Nile Lansana will talk with Noname about her social justice work, book club and addressing racism in the music industry.
Noname’s lyrical stylings have earned her wide acclaim as a rapper and record producer. A Chicago native, she got her start in poetry and music through frequenting open mic nights and slam poetry events which allowed her to meet and learn from other artists, like Chance the Rapper and Mick Jenkins. After collaborating with numerous artists on music, Noname released her mixtape Telefone in 2016 to critical acclaim by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and more. Two years later, she released her debut album Room 25, which offers “sharp commentary on race, identity, sex and politics” (NPR).
By attending, you will also have a chance to enter a giveaway for baskets sponsored by local businesses around Madison (Red Square Flowers, Green Life Trading Co., and Community Pharmacy, and more!)
More about the event:
This event is brought to you by WUD Publications Committee, along with WUD Distinguished Lecture Series, WUD Performing Arts Committee, WUD Music, The Black Voice, and The Division of the Arts as part of Lit Fest, our our annual celebration of culture in literary work and storytelling––taking place this year from April 5–9.
We will be streaming this event on YouTube Live. Register for the event here. This event is only for UW-Madison students, staff, faculty members, and anyone with a valid wisc.edu email address.
Registering the event gives you the chance to receive a FREE copy of Citizen by Claudia Rankine. We'll be giving away 50 copies of this book! You can also attend a discussion with Emmie Magazine on April 6th, 6:00pm for another chance to enter this giveaway.
If you have any questions relating to this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.