You're invited to the QFC's first ever livestreamed keynote event with
Sunday • September 4 • 11 AM CT • Zoom
Can't make it to the QFC this year? Tune in virtually for our keynote event with creative activist and visionary artist Junauda Petrus! We are thrilled to be hosting Junauda on Sunday morning of the gathering for a special keynote event, and for the opportunity to invite all of you to join in via Zoom. Junauda's talk and interactive workshop is set to be a highlight of the weekend and is an easy way for friends of the QFC to participate from afar. Read more about Junauda's work and sign up on the form below to receive the Zoom link for attendance!
Junauda is a creative activist, writer, playwright, and multi-dimensional performance artist who is born on Dakota land, West-Indian descended, and African-sourced. Her work centers around Black wildness, -futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, spectacle and shimmer.
Junauda has written works for the stage, screen and page, employing poetics and experiences re-membered via ancestral dreaming and research of their lost stories. Her first book, the young adult novel, The Stars and The Blackness Between Them, received the 2020 Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award.
She is inspired by her parents and ancestors who immigrated from the Caribbean bringing their magic and trauma with them, and her art ripples with their legacy. She is influenced by the Middle Passage and diaspora, Black folks in Minneapolis, ancestral magic, and stories of queerness and womanhood within these contexts. Speculative fiction and magical realist elements are central to her work.