Wednesday, December 7, 7:30pm
Continuing our yearlong drift through the theme of MIGRATION, Proteus Gowanus and the Writhing Society beckon you to join us for a conversation with Gretchen E. Henderson, a writer whose deforming “novel” is a migrating across genres, disciplines, material and virtual realms.
Gretchen E. Henderson’s Galerie de Difformité is a deforming book that invites collaborative participation, as this novel-as-poem-as-essay-as-art migrates outside of the bounds of the Book and communally redefines Deformity. Her wide-ranging critical and creative practices and projects explore aesthetics of deformity, museology as narrative strategy, poetics, the history and future of the book, and literary appropriations of music.
Gretchen received the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize for Innovative Writing and is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT. She is the author of a critical work exploring literary appropriations of music and silence, On Marvellous Things Heard (Green Lantern Press, 2011), a poetry chapbook based in cartographic history, Wreckage: By Land & By Sea (Dancing Girl Press, 2011), and the deforming novel, Galerie de Difformité (&NOW Books, 2011), which invites participation at: http://difformite.wordpress.com.
Copies of Gretchen Henderson’s books will be available for sale.