Writing For Their Lives (WFTL) features writers and artists, for whom writing is a means of exploration and discovery. Writers read, and sometimes perform, their works–and engage in lively, probing conversations with University of Washington Bothell professors and you, our audience.
WFTL has sponsored over thirty readers, panels and special events. Past writers include Rebecca Brown, Dodie Bellamy, Bill Berkson, Charles Bernstein, Cris Cheek, Don Mee Choi, Paul Collins, Beverly Dahlen, Kathleen Fraser, Suzanne Jill Levine, Steve McCaffery, Carol Rambo, Aaron Shurin, Leonard Schwartz, Maya Sonenberg, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lissa Wolsak, and Pamela Z.
This year’s events include:
Rebecca Brown, Carla Harryman
Friday, Oct 21
Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Rebecca Brown’s twelfth book, American Romances, a collection of gonzo “essays,” was released by City Lights in 2009 and won the Publishing Triangle Award. Some of Brown’s other titles include The Last Time I Saw You, The End of Youth, The Dogs, and The Gifts of the Body.
Carla Harryman is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright. She has recently published The Wide Road, a multi-genre collaboration with poet Lyn Hejinian. Her critical writing focuses on contemporary innovative writing by women and the politics and poetics of Poets Theater and performance writing. A frequent collaborator, she is co-contributor to the multi-authored experiment in autobiography The Grand Piano, a project that focuses on the emergence of Language Writing, art, politics, and culture of the San Francisco Bay Area between 1975 and 1980.
Monday, Nov 28,
Simpson Center for the Humanities, Communications 206
Tan Lin is the author of Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe, Ambience is a Novel, and Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. His video, theatrical and LCD work have been shown as part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Soundcheck Series and at multiple museums, including the Yale Art Museum and Ontological Hysterical Theatre. Lin is the recipient of a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writing Grant for his a book-length study of the writings of Andy Warhol. He has just completed the novel, Our Feelings Were Made by Hand
and many more to come!