Midori Yamamura

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center and Beaufort Arts Council will host art historian Midori Yamamura, speaking on Yoko Ono’s Painting to Hammer a Nail (1966), and poet Luis H. Francia, reading from his newest collection Thorn Grass (2021).

Free and open to the public, this partnership program will be held on Friday, February 17, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Arts Council, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Seating is limited; please call the Conroy Center in advance at 843-379-7025 to reserve your spot. Books will be available for sale and signing. There will be a brief intermission between the two presentations.Wine and refreshments will be provided.

Husband and wife, Luis H. Francia and Midori Yamamura live in Jackson Heights,

Luis Francia

Queens.Yamamura is an associate professor of art history at the CUNY Kingsborough Community College and the 2022-23 Alcaly/Bodian Distinguished Scholar at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the CUNY Graduate Center.  Luis H. Francia is a poet, playwright, nonfiction writer, and occasional filmmaker. He is an adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches Filipino language and culture.

Learn more about the Beaufort Arts Council at www.beaufortartscouncil.com. Learn more about the Pat Conroy Literary Center at www.patconroyliterarycenter.org.