Parallel Stories – Reading and Conversation with Eileen Myles
Saturday, October 28, 2023
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Mary Craig Auditorium
“A kick-ass counter-cultural icon.” —The New Yorker
The Museum welcomes acclaimed poet, novelist, performer, and art journalist Eileen Myles. A trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work, in the words of The New York Review of Books, “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match.” Myles is the author of more than 20 books, including A Working Life, For Now, Evolution, Afterglow (a dog memoir), Chelsea Girls, and I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1974-2014. They bring to our consideration the ideas of identity, vocation, language, and place, which are also present in the current SBMA contemporary exhibition Inside/Outside. Myles’s many honors include 4 Lambda Literary Awards, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Creative Capital’s Literature Award and their Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant.
Book signing to follow.
Parallel Stories is a literary and performing arts series that pairs art and artists with award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. This series functions as a multidisciplinary lens through which to view the Museum's collection and special exhibitions.