Kent Hall, Room 120
1020 E 58th St
Author of nine works of prose and one poetry collection, Renee Gladman’s work has been described by Publishers Weekly as “push(ing) up against the boundaries of narrative while nestling comfortably within it. Her prose is vivid, meandering, and acute.”
Here she reads from her recent book Calamities, a collection of linked essay-fictions on writing and time. Gladman approaches language as a space to enter and travel within, and her writing is attuned to the body as it moves through architectures of thought and experience. “The sentence is a street, a city for my narrators,” she says, or “a map of where we have gone and where we wish to go.”
Gladman’s reading also coincides with the release of Prose Architectures, published by Wave Books. In this new monograph, Gladman explores the visual threshold between drawing and writing, “uncovering the moment whereby architecture emerges out of prose, the sentence becomes a drawing, and the act of writing narrative can be examined from bodily movements.”
This event is presented in partnership with the Seminary Co-op bookstore.