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“Why Does Community Matter?” Honors Program Spring Lecture: Alexis Clements
February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Community is a word that gets used a lot these days. But what does it really mean and why is it important for the individuals who are part of these communities? Writer, filmmaker, and Emerson Honors Program alum, Alexis Clements ('02, BA), will share some of what she's learned while making a documentary film about LGBTQ women's communities around the US. She'll also speak about how she went from being a playwright to a feature filmmaker.
Alexis Clements is an award-winning writer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working on a documentary film focused on the physical spaces where LGBTQ women gather titled All We've Got. Her creative work has been published and produced in a number of venues in the US and Europe. She co-edited the two-volume anthology of plays, Out of Time & Place, which includes her performance work, Conversation. She guest edited a volume of Sinister Wisdom titled "Variations." A regular contributor to Hyperallergic, her writing has also appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books,The Guardian, Bitch Magazine, American Theatre, The Brooklyn Rail, and Nature, among others. Alexis has a M.Sc. in Philosophy & History of Science from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Theater Studies from Emerson College. Learn more about her work at www.alexisclements.com