Eileen Myles & Eldon Garnet: readings in Kensington Market
Thursday, October 22, 2009
7:30pm – 11:30pm, at the NEW Jamie’s Area, 209 Augusta in the lane-way up the stairs
Presented by This Ain’t The Rosedale Library, Semiotext(e), One Hour Empire: the Toronto launch of The Importance of Being Iceland.
EILEEN MYLES was born in Boston in 1949 and is once again a New Yorker after being a professor for a stint at University of California at San Diego. She has written more than twenty plays, libretti, and volumes of poetry and fiction including Chelsea Girls, Cool for You, Sorry, Tree and Not Me. Recently she received an arts writers grant from Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation. She has toured with the arts/literary collective called Sister Spit. Her latest book is published by Semiotext(e): The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art.
ELDON GARNET, a Toronto writer and artist, is also published by Semiotext(e). He was the editor of Impulse magazine, an influential international magazine of art and culture. Garnet has exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, Centre Georges Pompidou, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf and the Amsterdam Centrum voor Fotograpfie. He is now the Creative Director of One Hour Empire magazine of which This Ain’t The Rosedale Library’s James Gunn is Editorial Director.
“Eileen Myles is a genius.” –Dorothy Allison
“Myles is one of the savviest voices and most restless intellects in contemporary lit.” –Dennis Cooper
“Eldon Garnet employs a deadpan narrative that heightens one’s awareness of the possibility for evil on your own street.” –Douglas Coupland