6:00 - 7:00 PM
Scripps College Performing Arts Center,
241 E. 10th Street
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Maggie Nelson and Sarah Manguso take on complex issues of gender, sexuality, family and mothering by deploying forms and styles that are equal parts poetry and essay. In "The Argonauts," Nelson examines pregnancy, new motherhood, her partner's gender transition and the loss of a parent. In "Ongoingness: The End of a Diary," Manguso examines motherhood, a life's record, and that record's discontinuance. Both live in Los Angeles and come to discuss their creative practices and their work. Nelson is a poet, critic, and nonfiction author of books such as The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, and Jane: A Murder. The recipient of the 2016 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, she teaches in the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts. Manguso is the author of seven books that vibrate between essay and poetry, most recently 300 Arguments, The Guardians, and The Two Kinds of Decay. Her writing has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize.
Cost:* Free, but RSVP required