Eaton Hamilton

the problem with being trans is cis people. The problem with being queer is straight people. The problem with being disabled is abled people. The problem with being Black is white people. In other words, prejudice.

Category: conference

WORD Vancouver

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WORD fest panel 2014

What an articulate group of writers.  It was my honour to be among them.


Sunday Sept 28 3:15 pm The Importance of Diversity in the Publishing Industry
With Jordan Abel, Anna Ling Kaye, Raymond Nakamura, Jane Eaton Hamilton, and Sirish Rao. Moderated by Andrea Routley.

Jordan Abel

Ricepaper Magazine

Raymond Nakamura’s Peach Girl

Sirish Rao

Andrea Routley

Western Front

Just finished two days at “There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible: a two day event on New Narratives in art writing” at Western Front featuring Eileen Myles, Jacob Wren, Lynne Tillman and Maria Fusco. This was on many levels a satisfying and intriguing mini-conference, exactly what I needed to organize inchoate thoughts around the intersection of art/art writing/literature, and past that, to begin to shape my lecture about the process of creation. If there was a cohering theme, it might have been unity–of purpose, of mind, of perception.  How to look attentively at a mouse, power, a breakup, a relationship, a therapist, a life ebbing, artworks.  Their tricks of alchemy were, it seemed to me, divisable by accretion and allusion. 

I could have wanted visual artists to join these four–but that is not a comment on what they were able to extend to us, but rather simple gluttony. The presentations were taped, so they will be available (I don’t know details). Below: Wren, Myles.  Apologies for no second photograph of Tillman and Fusco, but I was not seated advantageously.  Thanks to Alex Leslie for letting me know about this event.


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