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The Writer's Studio Featuring Brittany Perham

  • 1321 J Street Modesto, CA, 95354 United States (map)

The Writer's Studio is kicking off 2018 with whip-smart and witty poet Brittany Perham, whose second full-length collection, Double Portrait, just came out with W.W. Norton this fall. It begins:

"Imagine... that the Double Portraits in each series could be viewed together in one room of a gallery. The way you proceed through each room is up to you, and may change each time you enter."

What better place to experience these poems, which exist on the white space of the page, than in the white space of our beloved Tri-Chromatic Gallery?

The Writer's Studio is a reading series hosted by Dana Koster and Tri-Chromatic Gallery that explores not only the art of writing but the process, from inspiration to publication. Each reading focuses on one writer and begins with a short interview to locate the audience in the author's work and life.

Doors open at 7:00 for wine and snacks and mingling, with book signing and Q&A to take place at the end. The Writer's Studio is for non-writers, new writers and seasoned writers alike! Come be inspired by the art of writing and the incredible gallery space.

Brittany Perham is the author of Double Portrait (W.W. Norton, 2017), which received the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The Curiosities (Free Verse Editions, 2012); and, with Kim Addonizio, the collaborative chapbook The Night Could Go in Either Direction (SHP, 2016). She is a Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. In 2016 she received the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award given by Southwest Review; she has also received awards and fellowships from the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fund, and the James Merrill House Foundation.

“From the opening note to the reader—which Julio Cortázar would have loved—to the final interrogation, Brittany Perham holds up a mirror to the self that, through language, like language, sharpens yet fractures experience. Double Portrait is a rarity, a work of both intellect and devotion that has no patience for easy epiphanies, or hubris, but offers, in its raw, cool reflections, a renewed wonder in seeing. I’m unnerved by the shock of recognition and subversive brilliance of Double Portrait.” — Randall Mann