An Evening with Chris Kraus
|Starts:||19:00 27 Sep 2017|
|Ends:||20:30 27 Sep 2017|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|How much:||£5 or £16 including a copy of After Cathy Acker.|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Waterstones Manchester Deansgate are thrilled to welcome the wonderful Chris Kraus to the store to celebrate the publication of her latest book, After Kathy Acker.
Join us on Wednesday 27th September when Chris will be in conversation with Dr Kaye Mitchell, Co-Director of The Centre for New Writing at Manchester University, before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of her books.
'Kathy Acker: Rich girl, street punk, scholar, stripper, victim, media-whore ... and cultural icon. The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, many of them created by her. Twenty years after her untimely death aged just 50, Acker's legend has faded, but her writing has become clearer. A few years ago, the writer Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick, found that her own experiences were becoming more and more like Kathy's. She began writing about Acker 'through the distance, but with this incredible frisson of feeling that often I could write "I" instead of "she."' This is 'literary friction': The first fully authorised biography of the avant-garde writer Kathy Acker, by the woman who arrived on the scene straight after her, who shared some of her boyfriends and friends, and her artistic ambitions. Using exhaustive archival research and ongoing conversations with mutual colleagues and friends, Kraus traces the woman behind the notorious novels, and places her at the centre of a kaleidoscopic artistic world.'
Tickets are £16, including a copy of After Kathy Acker on arrival, or £5 general admission.
For more information, email events.manchester@Waterstones.com , or tweet us @waterstonesmcr
We look forward to seeing you there.
Price: £5 or £16 including a copy of After Cathy Acker.
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