Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Aleksandar Hemon, Alexis Okeowo, Alice Attie, amy fusselman, Andre Dubus III, Angel Nafis, Ashley C. Ford, Britteney Black Rose Kapri, Carlie Hoffman, Carly Monardo, Casey Gerald, Christopher Hastings, Curtis Sittenfeld, Dani Shapiro, Darcie WIlder, Deborah Landau, Diane Williams, Elizabeth Metzger, elizabeth strout, Emily Raboteau, Erika L. Sanchez, Eve Ensler, Gregory Pardlo, Harilaos Stecopoulos, heather havrilesky, Itiola Jones, Jeanann Verlee, Jessica Hopper, Joan Walsh, John Bazley, John Freeman, Johnny Lorenz, Julie Buntin, Julie Scelfo, kathryn harrison, Katie Rainey, Kiley Bense, Kirstin Allio, Kwame Opoku-Duku, Lacy M. Johnson, Leah Johnson, Lindsay Adkins, Lisa Andrews, Lisa Grubka, Mark Doten, marlon james, May-Lan Tan, Maya Doig-Acuna, Michelle Whittaker, Nicole Im, Nicole Skibola, Nimmi Gowrinathan, Nora Krug, notable new york, Notable NYC, Ryan North, Sam Maggs, Samuel Park, Soraya Chemaly, Star Black, Tayari Jones, Terrance Hayes, Val Vinokur, Wendy Chen, Zachary Knoll
Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.
Tags: addiction, Adrienne Rich, Allie Rowbottom, Anne Carson, Annie Dillard, audre lorde, bodies, body image, Carole Maso, chronic illness, Claudia Rankine, daughters, eileen myles, epigenetics, Eula Biss, feminism, first book, food, Helene Cixous, illness, intergenerational trauma, Jane Austen, Jeanette Winterson, Jell-O, Jell-O Girls, Katharine Harrison, kathryn harrison, lauren groff, Leslie Jamison, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lucille Clifton, Lucy Grealy, Maggie Nelson, Marguerite Duras, mary gaitskill, Mary Karr, memoir, mental illness, Monet Patrice Thomas, Morgan Parker, mothers, mothers and daughters, patriarchy, privilege, Roxane Gay, sarah manguso, sexual abuse, sexual trauma, The Liars Club, trauma, virginia woolf
Our bodies are incredible and intelligent things. ...more
Tags: child abuse, david bowie, dissocciation, Dorothy Allison, fairy tales, Girl Interrupted, incest, Institute of American Indian Arts, Jennifer Connelly, kathryn harrison, labyrinth, Lushootseed, memoir, memory, MFA, nonfiction, PTSD, reservation, Sasha LaPointe, Sex, sexual abuse, sexuality, Susanna Kaysen, Swinomish, The Goblin King, the kiss, trauma, trauma writing, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Vi Hilbert, Wendy C. Ortiz, workshop
At Lit Hub, Kathryn Harrison discusses her relationship with her reflection and the asymmetry in her face as she ages: Time passes, months, then years, and that bathroom mirror loses its power to frighten me. Still, I find it mysterious, and even wonderful, that there would be so stark and irrefutable—so apt—a symptom of nervous […]
Wendy C. Ortiz talks about her memoir,
Excavation, about her teenage affair with her teacher, and how the moment you write down a memory you make it fallible. ...more
Tags: dateline, excavation, Future Tense, Hollywood Notebook, Jessica Machado, kathryn harrison, Kevin Sampsell, L.A., marriage-and-family therapist, memoir, pedophile, pedophilia, predator, psychoanalysis, rejection, Rhapsodomancy, statutory rape, taboo, teachers and students, the kiss, therapy, to catch a predator, true stories, victim