Saturday, May 20, 2006

Rebecca Solnit reading at Dia

Rebecca Solnit will be presenting a reading of her recent writing at Dia:Beacon tomorrow, May 21 at 2pm. The reading is part of the ongoing Readings in Contemporary Litererature series.
Rebecca Solnit is the author of ten books, including A Field Guide to Getting Lost (2005); Hope in the Dark, Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities (2004); and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (2003). An activist and longtime San Franciscan, she writes regularly for publications such as TomDispatch, Orion, Sierra, Harper's and the San Francisco Chronicle, and other outlets about landscape, cities, and other geographies, the environment, politics, and visual culture. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and a Lannan Foundation Fellowship.

Evolving from the Readings in Contemporary Poetry Series held at Dia:Chelsea from 1987 to 2003, the Readings in Contemporary Literature series invites writers working in a variety of literary genres to read from their recent work at Dia:Beacon and to participate in a short residency in the city of Beacon.

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