Make it Scream, Make it Burn


The Appendix Project

Bringing Language to the Undefinable: Kate Zambreno and Leslie Jamison

Wednesday May 8, 2019
07:00 pm

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Genre-defying writers Kate Zambreno and Leslie Jamison took a deep dive into uncertainty and ambiguity, to explore territories of memory, art, and ghosts in a conversation that examines the very nature of conversation. In engaging with Zambreno's Appendix Project, they discussed archives, writing, motherhood, and art.


Kate Zambreno is a novelist and cultural critic. She is the author of the novels Green Girl (Harper Perennial) and O Fallen Angel (Harper Perennial).

She is also the author of Heroines (Semiotext(e)'s Active Agents) and Book of Mutter (Semiotexte(e)'s Native Agents). A collection of talks and essays, The Appendix Project, was published by Semiotext(e) in March 2019, and a collection of stories and other writing, Screen Tests, is forthcoming from Harper Perennial in June 2019. She lives in New York and teaches writing at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.



Leslie JamisonLeslie Jamison is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams, as well as a novel, The Gin Closet. Her next collection of essays, Make it Scream, Make it Burn, will be published next September. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University. 


Her latest book, The Recovering, was released in April 2018. She is the author of a novel, The Gin Closet, and a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams. Her work has appeared in places including The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Oxford American, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Believer. For several years she was also a columnist for the New York Times Book Review. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.