Following Pamela Sneed’s participation in Camilo Godoy’s En Vivo y En Directo on September 27th at 259 Lake Shore, this New-York based poet, writer, performer and artist will offer readings of her work.

Adrian Blackwell’s two interrelated structures at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E and the Small Arms Inspection Building host weekly performances and readings. Invited guests include poet CAConrad, artists Camilo Godoy and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Apache violinist Laura Ortman, Sister Co-Resister, and percussionist Marshall Trammell.

Image: Adrian Blackwell, Isonomia in Toronto? (creek), 2019, Canvas, poplar shavings, diameter: 457.2 cm; length: 9144 cm. Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art. On view at Small Arms Inspection Building as part of the Toronto Biennial of Art (2019). Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid. Courtesy Toronto Biennial of Art.

Performance Program: Isonomia in Toronto

Small Arms Inspection Building (2019)
1352 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga ON
L5E 1E9

September 28


Pamela Sneed (born in Boston, MA, USA; lives in New York City, NY, USA) is a  poet, writer, performer and visual artist. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery, KONG and Other Works and a chaplet, Gift by Belladonna. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out, Bomb, VIBE, and on the cover of New York Magazine. She has appeared in Art Forum, The Huffington Post and Hyperallergic. She has performed at the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Poetry Project, NYU and Pratt Universities, Smack Mellon Gallery, MCA, The High Line, Performa, Danspace, The Bessies, Performance Space, Joes Pub, The Public Theater, SMFA at Tufts, BRIC and was an artist- in- residence at Pratt University, Denniston Hill and Poet-Linc, Lincoln Center Education. Her short story book Sweet Dreams was published by Belladonna in April 2018. She has received a performance commission from Denniston Hill in 2020 and will publish a poetry and prose manuscript with City Lights in Fall 2020.