Please join SWWIM for an intimate conversation with visiting writer Jillian Weise. This event will take place in the library; wine and cheese will be served.
About the artist:
Jillian Weise is a poet, performance artist and disability rights activist. She is the author of four books: three poetry collections and a novel. Her first book, The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, was recently reissued in a 10th anniversary edition with a new preface. Her sci-fi novel The Colony features the characters of Charles Darwin, James Watson and Peter Singer. The Book of Goodbyes won the 2013 Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2013 Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Cyborg Detective is her latest book of poems. Weise has written about being a cyborg forGranta and The NYT. Her web series, "Tips for Writers by Tipsy Tullivan," has been profiled by BOMB, The Common, Electric Lit and Inside Higher Ed. Her website is www.jillianweise.com