Genius Literary Festival Rebecca Brown And Ellen Forney

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Why Seattle?

Seattle, this dim, beautiful place—why make it home, how does it affect your writing? Readings are followed by a moderated panel discussion as part of an ongoing Literary Festival taking place at the Frye this Fall as part of the exhibition Genius / 21 Century / Seattle. Use the link above to register, seating is limited.

Rebecca Brown is the author of twelve books including American Romances, The Gifts of the Body, and The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary. Her play The Toaster, commissioned by New City Theater, premiered at On the Boards, Seattle. She wrote the libretto for The Onion Twins, a dance opera produced by Better Biscuit. An adaptation of The Terrible Girls was presented by About Face Theater, Chicago. Her altered books have been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada. Her work has been translated into Japanese, German, Italian, and more. She has read from her work and lectured in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Rome, New York, and elsewhere.

Ellen Forney is the author of bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, which has been translated into six languages. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which won a National Book Award. She was a Civitella Ranieri fellow, Master Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Artist In Residence at Seattle’s Town Hall, and has given talks and lectures at universities and conferences around the world. She was selected to create two permanent large-scale murals for the entryways of Capitol Hill’s light rail station, scheduled to open in 2016.

Genius is an unprecedented, large-scale celebration of exceptional multidisciplinary and collaborative artistic practice in Seattle in the twenty-first century. It features over sixty-five visual artists, filmmakers, writers, theater artists, composers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, and arts organizations. The exhibition and its more than forty events will run from September 26, 2015, to January 10, 2016.
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By: Frye Art Museum