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Lilly Dancyger: Negative Space

July 20, 2021 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm


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Despite her parents’ struggles with addiction, Lilly Dancyger always thought of her childhood as a happy one. But what happens when a journalist interrogates her own rosy memories to reveal the instability around the edges? Negative Space explores Dancyger’s anger, grief, and artistic inheritance as she sets out to illuminate the darkness that was hidden from her.


“This book is so many things: a daughter’s heartrending tribute, a love story riddled by addiction, a mystery whose solution lies at the intersection of art and memory. Together, they form a chorus that I could not turn away from, and didn’t wish to.” —Melissa Febos, author of Girlhood


Lilly Dancyger will be in conversation with Alisson Wood, author of Being Lolita.


Alisson Wood’s writing has been published in the New York Times, The Paris Review, The Rumpus, Catapult, and No Tokens. Being Lolita is her first book.

Lilly Dancyger is the author of Negative Space, a reported and illustrated memoir selected by Carmen Maria Machado as one of the winners of the 2019 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards; and the editor of Burn It Down (Seal Press), a critically acclaimed anthology of essays on women’s anger. She is a contributing editor at Catapult and assistant editor at Barrelhouse Books. Her writing has appeared inLongreads, The Washington Post, Glamour, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City, and can ve found on twitter at @lillydancyger.


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Lilly Dancyger:

Negative Space
Burn It Down

Alisson Wood:

Being Lolita


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July 20, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm


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