June 1, 2014 – 

Artist Youmna Chlala and writer Ken Chen conduct a special tour of a house on Governor’s Island. Facts will be transferred to you and learned. Walking and searching will occur. You might or might not take photos. You will definitely write. Be amazed. Tour the Impenetrable Star.

Impenetrable Star

Youmna Chlala is an artist and writer born in Beirut. Her work investigates the relationship between fate and architecture through drawing, video, books, installation and performance. She received her MFA at the California College of the Arts where she was also the Founding Editor of Eleven Eleven {1111} Journal of Literature and Art. She has exhibited and performed her work internationally and is currently visiting faculty at the Pratt Institute in New York.

Ken Chen, poet and attorney, earned his BA from the University of California Berkeley and JD from Yale Law School. His debut collection of poetry, Juvenilia (2010), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Chen’s poetry and nonfiction essays have appeared in journals such as Fence, Boston Review, Best American Essays, and elsewhere. He lives and works in New York City, where he also directs the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.