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Cyrus Grace Dunham: A Year Without a Name w/ T Kira Madden
October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $32.31
About this Event
From “an extraordinary new voice,” a “passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable” meditation on queerness, family, and desire. (Mary Karr)
For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations–lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman–until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable.
Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted. Written with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, A Year Without a Name is a potent, thrillingly unresolved queer coming of age story.
Cyrus Grace Dunham has written about trans politics and prison abolition for publications including The New Yorker, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, and the London Sunday Times. This is their first book.
T Kira Madden is an APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician. She is the author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, is the founding editor in chief of No Tokens, and facilitates writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature, she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Tin House, DISQUIET, Summer Literary Seminars, and Yaddo, where she was selected for the 2017 Linda Collins Endowed Residency Award. She lives in NYC and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.