Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her most recent story collection, Someday This Will Be Funny, her fourth, was published in May 2011. Her fifth novel, American Genius, A Comedy, was published by Soft Skull Press. Other novels are Haunted Houses, Motion Sickness, Cast In Doubt, and No Lease On Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has written three nonfiction books, including The Velvet Years: Warhols Factory 1965-67. In April 2014, her second essay collection What Would Lynne Tillman Do? will be published by Richard Nash’s Red Lemonade Press. Currently, she is working on a novel, Men And Apparitions (an excerpt to be part of the Whitney Biennial 2014).
MARIA FUSCO, EILEEN MYLES, LYNNE TILLMAN, JACOB WREN
April 4–April 5, 2014
Building on the West Coast literary movement known as New Narrative, There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible brings together four writers at the edge of literary and contemporary art writing in the voices of Maria Fusco, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, and Jacob Wren.
As a literary genre, New Narrative addresses the structure of narrative by experimenting in fragmentation, poetic strategies, and autobiographical allusions. As a formal conceit, New Narrative is an embodied form of writing, a type of creative non-fiction that relies on presence as much as memory.
As a weekend of readings and responses in Vancouver, British Columbia, There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible aims to re-contextualize the field of contemporary art writing as both a form and a labour of creative production. Developing alongside poetry, literary, and art histories, the field of art writing is in itself a spectrum of craft and praxis to be discussed and reflected upon critically.
April 4, 7–9 pm, Eileen Myles and Jacob Wren
April 5, 2–5 pm, Lynne Tillman and Maria Fusco
At the Western Front Grand Luxe Hall
Doors will open half an hour prior. First come first serve seating. No latecomers.
Co-presented by 221A, Artspeak, and Western Front. Organized by Amy Fung.
The title for this event is a line from an Eileen Myles text on Martha Diamond.