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Graywolf Literary Salon: Poetry, Prose, and Power

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Layli Long Soldier, Carmen Maria Machado, Danez Smith

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Join three compelling authors, publisher Fiona McCrae, and executive editor Jeff Shotts for a dynamic evening of conversation, poetry, prose, drinks, music, and more.

  • Layli Long Soldier is the winner of a 2016 Whiting Award and the author of an astonishing debut collection of poetry, WHEREAS.She holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Bard College. Maggie Nelson praised Long Soldier’s work as having “a sensibility so tough and gentle, so sure of itself and so questioning, that I find myself simply standing back in admiration.” Long Soldier lives in Santa Fe.
  • Carmen Maria Machado’s forthcoming story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is an unforgettable, explosively original debut that establishes her as one of the most important new voices in fiction. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, and Tin House. Karen Russell said that Her Body “gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.” Machado lives in Philadelphia with her wife.
  • Danez Smith is the author of [insert] boy, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Don’t Call Us Dead, a new collection, is a visceral, necessary work by one of the most celebrated younger poets in the country. Tracy K. Smith described the book as “a dose of hope at a time when such a thing feels hard to come by. This is a mighty work, and a tremendous offering.” A resident of Minneapolis, Smith has performed on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • 6:00 • VIP reception with appetizers and cocktails
  • 7:00 • Doors open for drinks and mingling
  • 7:30 • Program begins with Layli Long Soldier, Carmen Maria Machado, and Danez Smith
  • 8:30 • Book signing reception, cash bar, sweet treats, and music by Davu Seru with Devon Gray and Dameun Stran

TICKETS: (prices include all fees and taxes)

  • Bookmark Ticket ($30): Includes one complimentary drink and general admission to the 7:30 PM program.
  • Publisher Ticket ($150):Includes a 6 PM VIP reception with free drinks and delicious appetizers, signed complimentary books by the featured authors, and reserved front section seating for the 7:30 PM program
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available.

All proceeds support Graywolf Press.

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