Jan 20 2020
Carmen Maria Machado, a Ten Evenings Author

Carmen Maria Machado, a Ten Evenings Author

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)

Carmen Maria Machado’s genre-bending short-story collection Her Body and Other Parties was one of the hottest books of 2017. In her revolutionary memoir, In the Dream House, Machado writes about her personal experience of queer domestic violence, and gives readers essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.

Unpacking the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, In the Dream House is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize, among many others. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of “The New Vanguard,” one of “15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.”

Admission Info

Price: $15-35

Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or at the door from 6:30 pm on the day of the event.

Phone: 412.622.8866

Email: info@pittsburghlectures.org

Dates & Times

2020/01/20 - 2020/01/20

Additional time info:

Join us in the Music Hall Foyer after the lecture to get your book signed or personalized. Books will be available for sale at the event from White Whale Bookstore.

Location Info

Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Accessibility Info

To ensure we can accommodate your request, please identify any accessibility needs via phone or email prior to the event.