[CALL FOR WRITERS]
FOUR CHAMBERS + EYE LOUNGE EKPHRASTIC COLLABORATION
Four Chambers is proud to announce our partnership with local contemporary art space / collective eye lounge to pair 11 local authors with the members of eye lounge to produce original ekphrastic work in preparation for a show during Art Detour (opening Friday, March 18th, 2016).
For more information / to apply, please download and consult this Four Chambers Eye Lounge Collaboration Project Description. The application period closes Wednesday December 9th, 2015.
Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
We missed a week, and we’re sorry. But we’re back at it again! Enjoy a book of essays that will change your way of thinking, a haunting novel exploring the afterlife, and an obvious must-read from an obviously iconic writer.
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Essays
Joan Didion (2006)
This collection includes Didion’s groundbreaking Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968) and The White Album (1979), which helped describe and define a generation. No one writes a sentence like Didion. Her voice is singular, ironic, iconic, smart, authoritative, and funny. Reading her take on 1968-era Haight-Ashbury will make you rethink everything you ever thought you knew about the American 60s.
Recommended by Katie Hae Leo – Associate Editor
The Ghost Bride
This is one of my all-time favorite stories. It follows Li Lan, a young woman from a respectable Chinese family in 1890’s Malaya, as she journeys through the afterlife. It’s an amazing novel.
Recommended by Nikita Boyer – Associate Editor
Breakfast of Champions
A favorite novel by Vonnegut is hard to choose, but when pressed, Breakfast of Champions is always the one I come back to. This novel, in my opinion, is the perfect representation of everything that made Vonnegut great–it is darkly humorous, fast-paced, absurd, illuminating in its exploration of the human condition, all while experimenting with and often exploding literary conventions.
Recommended by Jared Duran – Editor