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Book Launch: Kathy Acker in Seattle

Join Goethe Pop Up Seattle for an evening with Daniel Schulz and Larry Reid (Fantagraphics Books & Gallery) to hear about "Kathy Acker in Seattle", the new publication on the late Kathy Acker. Acker was an American experimental novelist, playwright, essayist, and postmodernist writer known for her idiosyncratic and transgressive writing. Our guests will also share parts of "Kathy Acker Story", a film by Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the bands Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and The Julie Ruin.

Kathy Acker’s residencies in Seattle in 1980 and 1989 were brief but important to the development of this influential literary artist, and they gave momentum to the Riot Grrrl feminist movement.

About the book:
The book documents the "Kathy Acker in Seattle Symposium" at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle, which presented a series of exhibitions, panels, readings, and research opportunities in September 2019. The symposium featured regional, national, and international artists, authors, curators, and scholars examining Kathy Acker’s lasting legacy in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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