Celebration for An Etel Adnan Reader


WED 4/2: Celebration for An Etel Adnan Reader

A celebration (readings, projected images, food and wine) of the publication of To look at the sea is to become what one is: An Etel Adnan Reader (Nightboat Books), a landmark two-volume edition of Adnan’s work from the infernal elegies of the 1960s to the ethereal meditations of her later poems. Ranging between essay, fiction, poetry, memoir, feminist manifesto, and philosophical treatise, while often challenging the conventions of genre, Adnan’s works give voice to the violence and revelation of the last six decades as it has centered, in part, within the geopolitics of the Arab world, and in particular the author’s native Beirut. Etel Adnan was born in 1925. She is a recipient of a 2010 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award, the 2013 California Book Award, and a 2013 Lambda Book Award. She lives in Sausalito, California and Paris. Readers include: Ammiel Alcalay, Kazim Ali, Jen Benka, Thom Donovan, Robert Kocik, Caitie Moore, Stephen Motika, Stacy Szymaszek, Anne Waldman and more!