Memories, Secrets, and Lies: Writing on Family

Memories, Secrets, and Lies: Writing on Family

Friday, September 14

12:00 PM

New Haven Free Public Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven  Connecticut  06511
United States
Free & open to the public

How do you write about family honestly without alienating the people you are writing about? Critic and professor Anthony Domestico engages Lorna Goodison, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, and Olivia Laing about the risks and rewards of writing about family.

Anthony Domestico is an associate professor of literature at Purchase College, SUNY and the books columnist for Commonweal. His book Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period was published last fall by Johns Hopkins University Press. A regular critic for the Boston Globe, his reviews and essays have also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Review, and the TLS, among other places.

Co-sponsor: New Haven Free Public Library