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Poet and Essayist Maggie Nelson at the Lit House
Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House
CHESTERTOWN MD—Author and poet Maggie Nelson will read from her recent work on Tuesday, October 21, at the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, 407 Washington Avenue. Entitled “Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay: An Evening with Maggie Nelson,” the event begins at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A book sale and signing will follow.
Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction, most recently The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (W.W. Norton, 2011), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Bluets (Wave Books, 2009), a meditation on the color blue. She is also the author of four books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005), which was a finalist for the PEN Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. Her next book, a work of autobiography and theory provisionally titled The Argonauts, is scheduled for publication next year by Graywolf Press.
Nelson has taught writing and literature at the Graduate Writing Program of the New School, and also at Wesleyan University and the Pratt Institute of Art. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches on the BFA and MFA faculty of the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts.
Catalina Righter ’17