Women on the Verge: Kate Zambreno, Helen Phillips, Suzanne Scanlon

February 19, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kate Zambreno reads from her novel: Green Girl an existential novel about shopping and make-up, and it’s been compared to The Bell Jar. Reviewed in Bookslut and by Blake Butler on HTML Giant, and Bookforum. Dennis Cooper named Kate one of his favorite young writers in a recent interview. Kate’s first novel O Fallen Angel, was voted a Best Book of 2010 by Michael Schaub on Bookslut. Heroines, a critical memoir revolving around the women of modernism, some of which was incubated on her blog Frances Farmer is My Sister, will be published by Semiotext(e)’s Active Agents series in Fall 2012. She is also a prose editor at Nightboat Books. She currently lives in North Carolina with her partner John and her puppy Genet.
“It cracks, it zings. It makes you call your girlfriend and read sections aloud over the phone. It makes you scribble down lines into a notebook, as Zambreno scribbled endless epigraphs into Green Girl.” —Jessa Crispin, Kirkus Book Reviews
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Helen Phillips is the author of And Yet They Were Happy (Leapfrog Press, 2011) and the forthcoming children’s adventure novel Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green (Delacorte Press, 2012). She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Award, and the Meridian Editors’ Prize. Her work will be featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts in 2012. A graduate of the Brooklyn College MFA program, she teaches creative writing at Brooklyn College. Originally from Colorado, Helen lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Adam Thompson.

A deeply interesting mind is at work in these wry, lyrical stories.” --Amy Hempel
Haunted and lyrical and edible all at once” --Rivka Galchen.
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Suzanne Scanlon’s debut novel, Promising Young Women, will be published by Dorothy in the Fall of 2012, Ed. Danielle Dutton. Excerpts have appeared recently in The Iowa Review, DIAGRAM, Midwestern Gothic, PANK, kill author, Drunken Boat and other places. She teaches writing in the English Department of Columbia College Chicago and writes about theater for Time Out Chicago. Suzanne is also an actor currently developing the Chicago production of Telephone by the poet and playwright Ariana Reines.
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