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We help connect nationally touring writers to venues in Philadelphia & curate events highlighting local writers that are free & open to the public. Click here for images from our past events.

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Carmen Maria Machado "In the Dream House" Afterparty

  • Belgian Cafe 601 North 21st Street Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States (map)

Join us for a party to celebrate the launch of Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir In The Dream House. Following Machado’s event at the Free Library, there will be cake provided by Cake Life Bakery and drinks available for purchase.

CARMEN MARIA MACHADO's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, Michener-Copernicus Foundation, Elizabeth George Foundation, CINTAS Foundation, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

Her debut memoir, In the Dream House, will be released on November 5th, 2019 from Graywolf Press.

“Daringly structured and ruthlessly inquisitive. . . . The heart of this history is clear, deeply felt, and powerful. A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one our great young writers.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Absolutely remarkable. . . . What makes this book truly exceptional is how Machado creates an archive where, shamefully, there is none.”—Roxane Gay

“Machado’s genre-crushing memoir is a meditation on the eclipse of knowledge and intuition by the narcotic light of a destructive bond that feels like love.”—Melissa Broder

Earlier Event: October 20
October Happy Hour