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Friday, September 20 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Horrors of the Family Romance

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How is the institution of the family idealized in our current moment, and what horrors are unleashed in the process? What’s expected of today’s parents, children, siblings and partners, and how does innovative fiction rewrite those narratives in disturbing, satirical and possibly liberatory ways?

In this combination reading and discussion, panelists present their own work and reflect upon fiction that grapples with family, taking on the hidden and not so hidden dangers of intimacy, whether forced or freely chosen (or something in between).


Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown is the author of Not Heaven, Somewhere Else (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2018) and a dozen earlier titles published in the US and abroad, including American Romances, The Last Time I Saw You, The Dogs, The Terrible Girls (all with City Lights Books), and The Gifts of the Body... Read More →

Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson is the author of more than a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection Songs for the End of the World (2019). His novel Last Days won the 2009 ALA-RUSA Award. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG... Read More →
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Christina Milletti

Christina Milletti’s novel Choke Box: a Fem-Noir won the Juniper Prize for Fiction and was published by University of Massachusetts Press in March 2019. Her first book, The Religious & Other Fiction (a collection of stories) was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and... Read More →

Janet Sarbanes

Janet Sarbanes is the author of the short fiction collections Army of One (Otis Press/Seismicity Editions) and The Protester Has Been Released (C & R Press). The recipient of a 2017 Creative Capital/Andy Warhol art writer’s grant, Sarbanes has also published art criticism and other... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm PDT
DISC-061 Auditorium