The Bureau of Writing: Poetry Reading with Eileen Myles

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Artspace Visual Arts Centre

43-51 Cowper Wharf Roadway

Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011

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Eileen Myles is an unparalleled live commentator on her own work and everything else going on in the room. Her readings have a talk show quality that quickens our idea of what and who a poet and writer can be.

Poet, novelist, performer and art journalist, Eileen Myles is the author of 19 books, including the recent I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems and a re-issue of her 1994 novel Chelsea Girls (both 2015). She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, several grants from Creative Capital and the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing. She both appears in and is the inspiration for the Cherry Jones character on the current season of Transparent.

The Bureau of Writing is a collaborative writing program designed for artists and presented alongside the 20th Biennale in association with Artspace. Conceived to highlight emerging or underrepresented practices in art and writing, it is inspired by key concepts explored in The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed: the ‘in-between’, and the blurring of traditional boundaries between art forms. The Bureau of Writing has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. It has been made possible through the generous support of the Keir Foundation.

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Photograph: Catherine Opie

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