Kelly will be giving a keynote performance at this year's Delta Phi Lambda Conference.
Kelly will be the poet-in-residence for the Taipei Poetry Festival, including performing at the opening ceremony, a seminar about her life and work, and two performances of her solo show "Formosa."
Kelly will be doing a spoken word arts and activism workshop (1:00-2:30 PM) and spoken word performance at the Finnish American Heritage Center (8:00-9:30 PM).
Kelly's animated short with Ryan Hartley Smith, "To Find Your Place in the World," will have its New York Premiere at New Filmmakers NY for their 2017 Summer Series Short Film Program at 7:30 PM. $7 for entry all night. For more info, www.newfilmmakers.com.
6:00PM ALTFEST FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Chessa Mehlman LEBEN (LIFE) (2016, 15 minutes, digital)
Kai Morgan TREADING YESTERDAY (2016, 31 minutes. digital)
Melinte Reitzema LUCY (2016, 40 minutes, digital)
7:30PM NEWFILMMAKERS SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Ryan Hartley Smith & Kelly Tsai TO FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD (2016, 4 minutes, digital)
Brian Schulz FOR FLINT (2016, 19 minutes, digital)
Louis Servera HIGH & TIGHT (2016, 16 minutes, digital)
8:15PM NEWFILMMAKERS FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION
Ty Flowers TIME SIMPLY PASSES (2015, 54 minutes, video)
Nearly 50 years ago, a mass murder was committed in the small Florida town of Arcadia. The victims were all children in the same family of African-American citrus pickers. Their father James Richardson was convicted of the crime and sentenced to death. More than 20 years and a series of unprecedented miracles followed in order to set him free.
9:15PM NEWFILMMAKERS SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION
Chanel James THE THINGS WE DO WHEN WE’RE ALONE (2017, 90 minutes, digital) Crestfallen punk fan, Cassidy, travels home to seek salvation in a rare performance by her favorite band.
Kelly will be giving a keynote performance at the inaugural Women of GRIT conference, a one-day women's empowerment summit for individual and social change, sponsored by CUNY's Guttman Community College.
Kelly will be performing spoken word, sponsored by Wellesley College's Taiwanese Cultural Organization.