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Wooden Shoe Books – Philadelphia

September 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Creep: Myriam Gurba in Conversation with Sheila Quintana Aguilar

In Creep, her new essay collection, Myriam Gurba takes a deep dive into the dark recesses of the toxic traditions that plague our books, schools, and homes. With a razor-sharp mind and wry humor, Gurba implicates everyone from Joan Didion to her own former abuser and everything from Mexican stereotypes to the carceral state as she studies the ways in which oppression is enacted, and how it’s sustained.

Gurba will appear in conversation with Sheila Quintana Aguilar, a multi-modal artist, mother, human rights activist, and communications and language justice consultant. A founding member of the Bonfire Media Collective, Sheila is an alumna of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation Writers Workshop.

Gurba is the author of Mean, a book that Parul Segal called “a scalding memoir that comes with a full accounting of the costs of survival,” and a now-infamous essay entitled Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature, that rocked corporate publishing in 2020. Gurba is one of the founders of The Brickhouse Cooperative, a group of writers, editors and artists who formed a cooperative to publish nine creative sites without executives, bosses, or advertising, and the editor-in-chief of Tasteful Rude.


September 8, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wooden Shoe Books
704 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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