09.16.18 | Brooklyn Historical Auditorium

TITLE: Domesticity Fraught and Frayed
Reading, Discussion and Q&A
TIME: 10 a.m.
VENUE: Brooklyn Historical Auditorium, 128 Pierrepont St., ( corner of Clinton Street ) Brooklyn, NY
INFO: Website or 718-222-4111

DESCRIPTION: The subtleties of middle class domestic life have long been a mainstay of the American short story tradition. In these new collections, three authors update this literary milieu for the modern American condition. Through the world of high-end LA real-estate and a lonely realtor, Lydia MilletFight No More ) explores the commodification of home. Joseph O’Neill Good Trouble ) satires the expectations of the “man of the house,” from a family man on his 40th birthday to a husband confronted by a home break-in. Nafissa Thompson-SpiresHeads of the Colored People ) explores black identity in predominantly white, upper-middle class spaces, like yoga class, private school, liberal arts college. Short readings and a discussion moderated by writer and Brandon Taylor ( Electric Literature ).


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