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Catherine Taylor Events: March 6, 2014

In Reading Alerts on February 18, 2014 at 8:36 am

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A Reading and Presentation by Catherine Taylor
Thursday, March 6, 7:00 pm
7191 Helen C. White Hall
Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street

“Research and Innovative Writing: A Conversation on History, Archives, and Documentary Aesthetics” with Catherine Taylor
Thursday, March 6, 12:00pm
7191 Helen C. White Hall
Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street

Catherine Taylor works on a wide range of nonfiction forms–from documentary and literary journalism to lyric essays, hybrid-genre writing, critical theory, and poetics, and is Associate Professor in the Writing Department at Ithaca College. Taylor is the author of Apart, a hybrid-genre book of memoir and political history about South Africa (Ugly Duckling Presse) and of Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin Putnam) winner of the Lamaze International Birth Advocate Award. Taylor worked as a producer, writer, and researcher on a number of documentary film projects in New York City including The Exiles which won an Emmy award for historical programming, and she was a Co-founder and Producer of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival. She is also a Founding Editor of Essay Press, an independent press dedicated to publishing innovative essays in book form. Taylor’s essays, poetry, and reviews have appeared in many literary journals including Seneca ReviewThe Colorado ReviewJacket2, ActionYes, The Laurel ReviewXantippePostmodern CultureHotel Amerika, and Witness. Her work has been supported by fellowships and residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and The Millay Colony.

At this event, Taylor will read from her work Apart and excerpts from new work, Inanimate Subjects, which addresses ideas about autonomy and includes meditations on both puppets and military drones.

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