An evening with authors Rebecca Brown, Jan Wallace & Ellen Orleans
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 AM
322 1st Ave S
Seattle WA 98104
Authors Rebecca Brown, Ellen Orleans and Jan Wallace read from and discuss their most recent titles.
This is scheduled to be live/in-person at Arundel Books.
Ellen Orleans is the author of the memoir, Inside, The World Is Orange; a book of short stories, Mother Blue and The Deep Down Under; and five books of social satire, including Lambda award winner, The Butches of Madison County.
Her stories have appeared on NPR’s Hanukkah Lights (thank you, Susan Stamberg!) and have been performed by Ithaca’s Hangar Theatre and Denver’s Buntport Theater. Her chapbook, Outreach, was a Gertrude Press competition winner.
Ellen’s work has been published in Primal Picnics, Women’s Glib, A Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park, The Washington Post, The Denver Quarterly, Pioneer, Palimpsest, Trickhouse, Girl Jock, and many more.
Ellen has taught writing in schools, libraries, and, best of all, along creek beds and hiking trails.
In her new nonfiction work You Tell the Stories You Need To Believe, queer novelist Rebecca Brown turns her attention to life’s biggest questions: time, love, and how we endure.
Since 1984, and most known for a novel written and set during the AIDS crisis (The Gifts of the Body), Rebecca Brown has been on the forefront of the avant-garde of American letters.
You Tell the Stories You Need to Believe is an exploration of the meaning of life—as told through the cycles of the year, and the art that has been produced about each of the seasons.
As Brown fans know, her distinctive sentences are reason enough to read her. One of the gifts of this book is getting to read about the artists who inspire her—from Melville to Denise Levertov, from Stravinsky to the Monkees. Not to mention the cunning and imaginative ways mythology and religion enter the mix.
Wallace’s poetry and essays have appeared in journals such as Terrain.org, Field, and Arcade. Some of her essays were written in residence during an International Writer’s Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, UK.
Her poetry collection, Nothing Like the Doll You Learned On was the 2019 winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize Book Award. The essays in Mouth to Mouth include journeys through time spent with Wallace’s friend and mentor Denise Levertov, and travels through geographies and memory.