Writer to Writer: Written on the BodySaturday, May 7 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- In-Person Only
The Marsh Berkeley - Cabaret
Bodies in motion and at rest, bodies in ecstasy or in pain, bodies in solitude or in relation to others—how do writers represent the physicality of the human body, in all its frailty and its grace? That’s one of the questions we’ll explore with debut novelists Shruti Swamy and Alyssa Songsiridej, whose coming-of-age novels share a thoughtful consideration of the intersections of the body with creativity and self-expression. Swamy’s The Archer follows a girl who discovers recovery from trauma through immersing herself in the rigorous study of kathak dance; in her writing, Swamy’s “words carry the visceral power of a dancer’s intersection with air,” as an NPR review raves. Electric Literature editor Sonsiridej also explores dance, among other forms of creative expression, in Little Rabbit, as a creative young woman finds herself in thrall to an older man, a choreographer, exploring through their relationship the boundaries between the self and others and between relationships and artistic integrity. Join these two exciting young writers for an electrifying conversation about writing the body.
The bookstore partner for this session is Marcus Books! Buy the books online at Bookshop.org or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: Marcus Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 12:45 PM