Applied Words



Applied Words is a multidisciplinary platform for conversations about contemporary social issues. The series includes readings, exhibitions, theatre, dance, and musical performances alongside panel discussions that bring together artists and experts from different disciplines, fields of study, and experiential backgrounds to explore and reflect on a topic of current import. Each Applied Words event combines literary work with one or more other discipline or area of expertise to discover the shared language that emerges when multiple types of knowledge intersect, and to apply that language to charting new and unpredictable paths through historically entrenched conversations.


View information about our most recent Applied Words event that took place in January 2020, Cyntoia Brown-Long: An Evening in Dialogue.

To view upcoming 2020 Applied Words events, visit our Events Calendar!