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Sex, Art and Power: Writer to Writer with Garth Greenwell and Lidia Yuknavitch

May 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Sex, Art and Power: Writer to Writer with Garth Greenwell and Lidia Yuknavitch

Moderated by Keiko Lane
Program will air Tuesday May 19th, 7:00 PM PST

In our Writer to Writer series, two writers who are fans of each other’s work come together for a conversation. Garth Greenwell’s most recent book, Cleanness, was described in Harpers as “an electrifying portrait of sex’s power to lacerate and liberate, to make and unmake our deepest selves…The book’s sex scenes unfold like revelations, effortlessly braiding inner drama with precisely choreographed intimacy.” And Greenwell, writing in The New Yorker, has called Lidia Yuknavitch’s sex scenes “remarkable among current American novelists, not just for their explicitness but for the way she uses them to pursue questions of agency, selfhood, and the ethical implications of making art.” Come listen in as two of contemporary literature’s most incendiary writers talk about the relationships between queer bodies and sex, language and literary citizenship, and the moral and artistic complexities of desire and power. Moderated by Keiko Lane, writer, poet, and former faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Recommended Reading

Garth Greenwell, Cleanness
Lidia Yuknavitch, Verge

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May 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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