As many of you know 2020 was to be the tenth edition of Disquiet. Because of COVID that celebration has been delayed until 2021, and now that the days that would have been Disquieted (June 21 – July 3) are upon us, the saudades have hit hard.
We will have much to say about ten years of DIsquiet at next year’s program, but right now in the US we are in the midst of a long-overdue cultural reckoning with the systems of racism and bias that underpin so much of American society. So we have decided to recognize the Disquiet that would have been by featuring each day the work of one Black writer who was slated to present at Disquiet 2020.
Please read and support them and their work, and consider coming to DISQUIET next year where, scheduling and health codes permitting, you’ll be able to work with them.
The DISQUIET staff