Life As We Show It

Life As We Show It: Writing on Film

with Rebecca Brown, Myriam Gurba, Abdellah Taïa and Masha Tupitsyn

Life As We Show It shifts the creative prerogative from the producers of cinema to the imaginative life of its consumers… Roland Barthes would surely cheer.” Todd Haynes

This can’t-miss reading celebrates the publication of an important new anthology of writing on film: Life As We Show It, edited by Masha Tupitsyn and Brian Pera. The dynamic cross-genre collection of short stories, essays and poetry navigates the increasingly fine line between lived experience and representation in contemporary American culture. It poses this question: If movie watching has become a primary way of assimilating the world, what kinds of movies are our lives imitating? Four of Life’s contributors are on hand to read from their inspired work. Rebecca Brown is the author of a dozen books, including a recent collection of “gonzo essays,” American Romances. She is joined by Myriam Gurba, author of Dahlia Season, which earned the Edmund White Award for debut fiction; Abdellah Taïa, a Paris-based Moroccan writer whose coming-of-age novella Salvation Army was published earlier this year; and Life co-editor Masha Tupitsyn, cultural critic and author of a book of film-based stories, Beauty Talk & Monsters.

Organized by Maggie Nelson of the CalArts MFA Writing Program and Masha Tupitsyn.

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THUR 10/29
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff