Rabbits, Bugs, and Trumpets: A Visit to a Few Verbal Wonderlands
Poetry often inspired the artists whose work is featured in the special exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, and they often wrote poetry as part of their creative processes. Author Aimee Bender currently teaches creative writing at USC and has taught courses in surrealist writing. She reads her own work as well as a short story by Leonora Carrington, whose art is featured in the exhibition. Bender is the author of four books, including The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Harper's, The Paris Review, and more, and she has been heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts. In her courses at USC, she regularly uses Shambhala Press's guide called The Book of Surrealist Games.
Resnick Pavilion | Free, tickets required | Seating is extremely limited | Tickets available at the ticket office one hour before program