Gertrude Stein, Patriarchal Poetry And More — Free Reading Group with Evelyn Reilly

In this reading group we will aspire to be “continuously present” for a series of conversations based on Gertrude Stein: Selections, edited by Joan Retallack. By engaging with some of Stein’s most radical language experiments, we’ll explore how they might influence our own writing and thinking about word, world, “ordinary” language and the writing of experience that is also a form of lived experience.

To register for this reading group, email Laura at Capacity is 15. This reading group is now full. To be added to the waitlist, email Laura at

BYOB! (Bring your own book).

Evelyn Reilly

Evelyn Reilly is the author of Styrofoam, Apocalypso, and Echolocation, all published by Roof Books, as well as Hiatus (Barrow Street Press) and Fervent Remnants of Reflective Surfaces (Portable Press at Yo Yo Labs). Her poetry and essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies, among them The Arcadia Project: Postmodernism and the Pastoral, The & NOW AWARDS 2: The Best Innovative Writing, Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change, and The Supposium: Thought Experiments & Poethical Play in Difficult Times. She lives in New York City and works as a writer for natural history and cultural museums.