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Featuring introductions by Laynie Browne and Frank Sherlock
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th Street

The Penn Book Center will be hosting a reading with Renee Gladman and Eileen Myles, featuring introductions by Laynie Browne and Frank Sherlock. This event is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eileen Myles is the author of more than twenty books, including Chelsea GirlsCool For YouI Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1974-2014, and Evolution (published in September). Myles's many honors include four Lambda Literary Awards, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Creative Capital's Literature Award as well as their Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant. 

Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out in the interstices of poetry and prose. She is the author of eleven published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians—Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), and Houses of Ravicka (2017)—as well as Calamities, a collection of linked auto-essays on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community, which won the 2017 CLMP Firecracker Award for Creative Non-Fiction, and two monographs of drawings: Prose Architectures (2017) and One Long Black Sentence (2018). Recent essays and visual work have appeared in The Paris Review, Gulf Coast, Granta, Harper's, BOMB magazine, and n+1. She has been awarded fellowships, artist grants, and residencies from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Lannan Foundation, among others. Gladman lives and makes work in New England with poet-ceremonialist, Danielle Vogel.

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