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Word Works: Mary Gaitskill


Washington Hall Central District
Thu., March 16, 7 p.m. 2017


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Recommended by Rich Smith

Mary Gaitskill is a genius who wrote one of the most riveting essays I have ever read. It’s called “Lost Cat,” and it’s about how she loved a recently deceased cat more than the children she was hosting from the Fresh Air Fund, a program that pairs low-income kids with rich people for summer vacations. The piece is a deep examination of race, grief, and the strange chambers of the human heart. If you want to know how to go deep like Gaitskill, check out this lecture on how to make fictional characters seem real.

Washington Hall

153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Thu., March 16, 7 p.m. 2017