Must-See Exhibit at NAU: “Aphasia: Neurological Disorder in Text and Image”

by Stacy Murison

Must-See Exhibit:  “Aphasia: Neurological Disorder in Text and Image”

Jane Armstrong and Christopher Kane Taylor

NAU’s Riles Building, 2nd Floor.  8am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

When words fail, we have several choices.  Have several stock phrases available for quick recall.  Cultivate the art of listening.  Stay at home.  But what if you are a writer?  Jane Armstrong explores words, the lack of words, and the mis-remembered words (obstensibly rather than ostensibly) through a series of micro-essays that often begin with a memory or a slice of humor, but then cut deeply as she explores her everyday life with Aphasia.  Christopher Kane Taylor’s accompanying text-based paintings bring dimension to the many-layered textures of words and the darkness and jumble of an Aphasiatic brain.

Armstrong is a creative writing professor at Northern Arizona University.  She is also chair for the NonfictioNow panel, “Weird Places and Particular Spaces” Saturday, October 31 at 2:30 pm.

If you are interested in walking through the exhibit with Jane, you may reach her at jane.armstrong@nau.edu

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Must-See Exhibit at NAU: “Aphasia: Neurological Disorder in Text and Image”

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