Myriam Gurba visits The Stacks to discuss her new essay collection Creep: Accusations and Confessions. Myriam describes how a question about catharsis inspired the book, how she knows when she’s ready to write about a topic or an event, and how thinking about her audience informs her writing. We also learn how humor plays into Myriam’s work, and how her ancestors showed up in her writing process.
The Stacks Book Club selection for September is Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma by Claire Dederer. We will discuss the book on September 27th with Brittany Luse.
- Creep by Myriam Gurba
- Mean by Myriam Gurba
- Joan Didion
- The Reckonings by Lacy M. Johnson
- Joan Didion: What She Means
- The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
- Lorena Bobbitt
- “Lorena” docuseries (Amazon Prime)
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- “Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature” (Myriam Gurba, Tropics of Meta)
- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
- William S. Burroughs
- Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
- Creep by Myriam Gurba (audiobook)
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