RESCHEDULED: Award-winning Austin writer Chelsey Clammer is finally back in Houston!
We're sorry to announce that due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Chelsey Clammer was unable to arrive in Houston today, so today's reading will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for a future date.
The FuenteCo Team will still be @BrasilCafeHTX from 6.30-8.30 pm, so feel free to come share a pint with us!
Praise for Circadian:
"A compassionate and self-reflective narrator, weaving the personal into experiments with form...Clammer has successfully bridged genres here while exploring difficult subjects."
In these beautifully written essays, Clammer considers the intricate, confounding, and powerful connections between story and body, narrative and physical form. She examines the subject of trauma through a series of innovative frames, casting a fearless and curious gaze on her material and bringing new insights to life.
―Marya Hornbacher, New York Times bestselling author of Wasted (Pulitzer Prize finalist)
7-8 pm: Reading and Q&A
8-8.30 pm: Book signing
FuenteCo is proud to present a reading of CIRCADIAN, Chelsey Clammer's fearless and powerful essay collection in which she addresses personal themes of trauma in irreverent, unexpected ways.
Join us for an intimate evening with Chelsey Clammer at Brasil Cafe in Montrose. Her reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Copies of her collection will be available for sale during the reading.
Winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, Circadian is a collection of essays that weaves together personal account with cultural narrative, only to unravel them and explore the brilliant and destructive cycles of who we are. Using poetic language and lyric structures, Clammer dives into her stories of trauma, mental illnesses, and a wide spectrum of relationships in order to understand her experience through different frameworks of thought. Whether she turns to mathematics to try to solve the problem of an alcoholic father, or explores the history of naming to look at sexism, whether she reconsiders trauma, or even grammar, as a way to question identity, Clammer's narration of “facts” transcends the common metaphor and finds a new path to talk about our cyclical ways of being.
Chelsey Clammer is the author of BodyHome and Circadian, which was the winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award. Her work has appeared in The Normal School, Black Warrior Review, The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, Hobart, Essay Daily, and The Water~Stone Review, among more than one hundred other publications. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown, a reader for Creative Nonfiction magazine, and an online creative writing instructor and columnist for WOW! Women On Writing. Chelsey received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rainier Writing Workshop. She lives in Austin, TX.