Live Through This.
LIVE THROUGH THIS readings
NICOLE BLACKMAN, EILEEN MYLES, CRISTY C. ROAD, SHANTE PARADIGM
KGB Bar 85 East 4th St. NYC
Tuesday April 15th 7-9pm Free more event info
NICOLE BLACKMAN, SABRINA CHAPADJIEV, FLY, SILAS HOWARD,
BONFIRE MADIGAN, and CRISTY ROAD
BLUESTOCKINGS Bookstore 172 Allen St. NYC
Friday April 18th 7pm Free more event info
LIVE THROUGH THIS: In a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography, Nan Goldin, Eileen Myles, bell hooks, Nicole Blackman, Annie Sprinkle and other cutting-edge artists explore their use of art to survive madness, abuse, incest, depression, and the impulse toward self-destruction manifest in eating disorders, cutting, addiction, and contemplation of suicide. The book confronts the brutality many women and girls encounter in the world around them, and bravely takes as its subject the often misunderstood violence they at times inflict upon themselves.
The diverse array of contributors here-novelists, poets, cartoonists, dancers, photographers, playwrights, burlesque performers-traverse the pains and passions that can both motivate and destroy women artists, and they mark a path for survival. Together they show that creative women are not destined to the fate of lost visionaries such as Woolf, Sexton, Arbus, and Plath. Live Through This is a fearless exploration of women’s silent rage, the power that can come from internal struggle, and the possibility of transforming this burning force into fierce and enlightened work.
Edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev with contributions by Nicole Blackman, Toni Blackman, Kate Bornstein, Diane DiMassa, Carolyn Gage, Nan Goldin, Daphne Gottleib, Fly, bell hooks, Silas Howard, Stephanie Howell, Bonfire Madigan, Eileen Myles, Inga Muscio, Carol Queen, Cristy Road, Patricia Smith, Annie Sprinkle, and Elizabeth Stephens.