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Olivia Laing on Everybody with Maggie Nelson


Includes a Signed Copy of Everybody

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Thursday, 1:00 pm EDT May 6, 2021

Online via Zoom

Analyzing some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century through the lens of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, author Olivia Laing explores gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights revolution as it relates to bodily rights in her newest book Everybody: A Book About Freedom. To discuss her life and latest work, Laing is joined by MacArthur fellow Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts, The Art of Cruelty). They will discuss freedom and the celebration of the ways that bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.

Tickets to this virtual event include a signed copy of Everybody: A Book About Freedom. Registered attendees will also receive “Everybody” buttons and be entered into a raffle to win an “Everybody” necklace!

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In Conversation

  • Olivia Laing (c) Sophie Davidson

    Olivia Laing

    Olivia Laing

    Olivia Laing is the author of three acclaimed works of nonfiction, To the River (2011), The Trip to Echo Spring (2013), and The Lonely City (2016), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and has been translated into seventeen languages. Her first novel, Crudo, was a New York Times Notable Book and won the 2019 James Tait Black Prize. She writes for the Guardian, New York Times, and frieze, among many other publications. Her collected writing on art, Funny Weather, was published in 2020. The recipient of the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize in nonfiction, Laing lives in Suffolk, UK.

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    Maggie Nelson

    Maggie Nelson

    Maggie Nelson is the author of several books of poetry and prose, most recently the New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Argonauts. Her newest book On Freedom is available in September. She teaches at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.