This Tuesday evening: VCS presents a talk by writer David Matlin

A photo of David Matlin by Jeremy Kohn (source:

A photo of David Matlin by Jeremy Kohn (source:

This Tuesday, October 15th at 6 p.m., the Visual & Critical Studies program will present a reading and discussion with writer David Matlin, our latest entry in the Fall 2013 Art in the First Person lecture series. Here is a description from the SVA event listing:

Writer David Matlin reads from his latest works: A HalfMan Dreaming (Red Hen Press, 2012), a novel, and the newly published Up Fish Creek Road and Other Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2013). In addition to his fiction, Matlin has written about the arts, politics and the environment, as well as about the U.S. prison system and how it undermines the quality of life for all Americans. He lived in New York City and the Catskill Mountains for nearly 30 years before moving back to his home state of California, where he teaches at San Diego State University and explores the Anza Borrego Desert.

The reading will take place in room 101C at 133/141 West 21st Street in New York City. The event is free and open to the public.

To read a little more about David Matlin and see some of his writings, visit these links:

David Matlin’s website

Excerpts from Matlin’s writings, and critical comments

An excerpt from chapter of IV Matlin’s book Prisons: Inside the New America from Vernooykill Creek to Abu Ghraib, presented on Jerome Rothenberg’s Poems & Poetics blog (October 27, 2012)

“Moths Will Suck First” by David Matlin at EXPLORINGfictions (June 14, 2009)


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