Our Essay Daily Salon Series hosts intimate conversations with writers we love, pitched at writers in or out of creative writing programs, loosely aimed toward shop talk around the essay.
May 17, 5pm Pacific/8 Eastern: What's Genre Got to Do with It? A Salon on Hybrid Work featuring Megan Culhane Galbraith and Kristine Langley Mahler
Missed it? Here's the archive.
Megan Culhane Galbraith is a writer, visual artist, and an adoptee. She is the author of The Guild of the Infant Saviour: An Adopted Child’s Memory Book, a hybrid memoir-in-essays published by Mad Creek Books on May 21, 2021. Her work was Notable in Best American Essays 2017 and her writing and art have been published in Tupelo Quarterly, Hobart, Longreads, Hotel Amerika, Catapult, and Redivider, among others. She is the Associate Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars and the founding director of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Young Writers Institute. www.megangalbraith.com
Kristine Langley Mahler is a memoirist experimenting with the truth on the suburban prairie outside Omaha, Nebraska. Author of Curing Season (WVU Press, 2022) and recipient of a 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, Kristine's work was named Notable in Best American Essays 2019 and is published in DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, Brevity, Speculative Nonfiction, and The Rumpus, among others. She is the director and publisher at Split/Lip Press. Find more about her projects at kristinelangleymahler.com or @suburbanprairie.
On 8.21.20, Talking Back to Books featured Kim Adrian, author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet: a Memoir, Sock (Object Lessons series), and Dear Knausgaard, and editor of Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms and Stephanie Reents, author of I Meant to Kill Ye and The Kissing List.
We published this expanded transcript of our conversation here if you missed it.