7:00 - 8:00
Writers Victoria Chang and Kristin Keane discuss Chang's most recent, powerful, form-bending collection of work exploring longing, grief and memory, three books released in three years: Obit (2020), Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence and Grief (2021), and The Trees Witness Everything (2022).
Victoria Chang is a poet, writer and editor, her new book of poetry, The Trees Witness Everything published by Copper Canyon Press and Corsair Books in 2022. Her nonfiction book, Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief (Milkweed Editions), was published in 2021. OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) was named a New York Times Notable Book and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry and the PEN/Voelcker Award. It was also longlisted for a National Book Award and named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and lives in Los Angeles and is a Core Faculty member within Antioch’s low-residency MFA Program.
Kristin Keane is the author of An Encyclopedia of Bending Time, the novella Luminaries, and the co-author of a forthcoming academic text from Guilford Press. Her writing and research have appeared or are forthcoming in/at The Washington Post, New England Review, Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, Electric Literature, Catapult, Reading Research Quarterly, American Educator and elsewhere. A doctoral fellow at Stanford University, she studies the teaching and learning of literacy. She volunteers with Project Read and ScholarMatch.