PEN Presents Myriam Gurba & Eileen Myles

PEN Presents

PEN Presents Myriam Gurba & Eileen Myles

Tue, September 25, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA

$20

PEN Presents Myriam Gurba & Eileen Myles

Fiction, poetry, and memoir, Eileen Myles’ work traverses genre with an emphasis on precedent; “there is no escaping history.”

Join Eileen Myles (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You, I Must Be Living Twice, Afterglow, Evolution) in conversation with Lambda Literary Award-finalist Myriam Gurba (Mean) to discuss the impact history has on art and conflict.

PEN Presents celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s event will include a reading, conversation, and question-and-answer session followed by a reception.

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PEN Presents Myriam Gurba & Eileen Myles
PEN Presents Myriam Gurba & Eileen Myles
Fiction, poetry, and memoir, Eileen Myles’ work traverses genre with an emphasis on precedent; “there is no escaping history.”

Join Eileen Myles (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You, I Must Be Living Twice, Afterglow) in conversation with Lambda Literary Award-finalist Myriam Gurba (Mean) to discuss the impact history has on art and conflict.

PEN Presents celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s event will include a reading, conversation, and question-and-answer session followed by a reception.
Myriam Gurba
Myriam Gurba
Myriam Gurba is a high school teacher, writer, podcaster and artist who lives in Long Beach, California. Her most recent book, the true crime memoir Mean, was a New York Times editors' choice. Publishers Weekly describes her as a "literary voice like none other." Gurba co-hosts the AskBiGrlz advice podcast with cartoonist, and fellow biracialist, MariNaomi. Her collage and digital artwork has been shown in museums, galleries, and community centers. She gets a big kick out of lecturing teens on civics and economics and her favorite things include staring at the Pacific Ocean, shooting the shit with her family, and convincing small children that inanimate objects can and will fart. Follow her on Instagram to access a porthole directly into her limbic system.
Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles is the author of more than twenty books, including Chelsea Girls, Cool For You, Afterglow, Evolution, and I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1974-2014. 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.
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
http://www.hollywoodforever.com