Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for an evening with author Amelia Gray on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281) at 7 pm. Following a light reception, Gray will present readings from her latest novel, Isadora. An informal q&a and book signing will follow the reading. This event is open to the public and free.
About the Book
Using the scaffolding of Isadora Duncan’s life and the stuff of her spirit, Amelia Gray’s breakout novel delivers an incredibly imaginative portrait of the artist, resulting in “a stunning meditation on art and grief by one of America’s most exciting young authors” (NPR). In 1913, Isadora Duncan was known as much for her stunning dance performances as for her eccentric and salacious personal life—her lovers included poets, directors, and the heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune. But when her two children drowned in Paris, she found herself taking on a role she had never dreamed of. As dynamic, enthralling, and powerful as the visionary artist it captures, Amelia Gray’s Isadora is a relentless and living portrayal of a woman who shattered convention, even in the darkest days of her life.
About the Author
Amelia Gray is the author of five books, most recently Isadora (FSG). Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the NYPL Young Lion, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She lives in Los Angeles.
About the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Gray’s reading is presented as part of the Distinguished Visting Writer Series by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, a non-academic university center dedicated to serving writers, readers, and the larger community through a variety of literary events and programs. For more information, visit http://piper.asu.edu