Please join us for readings by New York writer Eileen Myles, who will read from her latest book titled "The Importance of Being Iceland"and Los Angeles poet and critic Maggie Nelson, who will read from her latest book titled "Bluets"


Eileen Myles is a poet ("Sorry", "Tree", "Not Me" etc.) who writes fiction ("Cool for You", "Chelsea Girls") and whose "The Importance of Being Iceland: travel essays in art", for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant is published by Semiotext(e)/MIT. She ran St. Mark’s Poetry Project in the 1980s. She conducted an openly female write in campaign for President of the US in 1992. She is a Professor Emeritus of Writing at UCSD. She writes for Parkett, The Believer, Vice, The Nation, The Stranger, and AnOther Magazine. She lives in New York.


Maggie Nelson is most recently the author of three books of nonfiction: “Bluets”, “Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions”, and “The Red Parts: A Memoir”. “The Art of Cruelty”, a work of art criticism, is forthcoming from WW Norton. Nelson is also the author of several books of poetry. She has taught writing and literature at the Graduate Writing Program of the New School, Wesleyan University, and Pratt Institute of Art. Nelson currently 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.


READ Books is celebrating 10 years of operation. Eileen Myles and Maggie Nelson’s readings are the first in a series of celebratory events!


Eileen Myles and Maggie Nelson's readings are possible through collaboration with Western Front Exhibitions.


For more information contact Kathy Slade at 604 630 7411.


Admission is free.

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