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Carmen Maria Machado with Clara Sherley-Appel

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST

Carmen Maria Machado with Clara Sherley-Appel

National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Shirley Jackson award, author of the bestselling Her Body and Other Parties , Carmen Maria Machado’s writing is peerless. Almost recklessly talented and in defiance of genre, Machado won our hearts with her celebrated first collection of short stories, in which she effortlessly blurred the lines between fantasy story and truth, fairy-tale myth and horror.

Now on tour for one of the most captivatingly powerful books we’ve seen in years , Kepler’s is thrilled to announce a drop-in event with Carmen Maria Machado for her stunning and critically acclaimed new memoir, In The Dream House.

In the Dream House offers a deftly woven exploration of a topic often blurred and hidden—and Machado is staggering in the telling of it. The author shares her experience of falling in love with a mercurial, jealous, charismatic and abusive woman. Using a kaleidoscopic and literary lens to explore the haunted house of this abusive relationship, Machado shares her story in themed pieces that make it both easier to grasp and impossible to forget—fragments of love and fear made more powerful by the context she provides from literature, personal history, and broader queer representation.

The result is a masterwork of empathetic power, beauty, and personal reckoning. You live, along with Machado, In the Dream House.

In conversation with Clara Sherley-Appel of KSQD’s Story Behind the Story , Machado visits Kepler’s on Saturday, February 1st at 7:30pm to share and sign In The Dream House . Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of today’s most celebrated writers share from an unprecedented and deeply personal work.

If you are a guest attending this event and require disability or comfort accommodations, please contact events@keplers.org at your earliest possible convenience, with at least two weeks’ notice for CART or ASL translation services. Please include the name and ticket type through which your seats were reserved, the number of guests attending, and complete information about the accommodations needed, along with a contact number at which you can be reached. Tickets to Kepler’s Literary Foundation events are not tax-deductible. Tax-deductible donations can be made online at keplers.org/donate

Photo of Carmen Maria Machado by Art Streiber.


February 1, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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