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CANCELLED: Carmen Maria Machado: In the Dream House


Tue Dec 10, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

Carmen Maria Machado appears to discuss In the Dream House, her fearless memoir exploring her relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman whose psychological hold resulted in years of abuse.

More than a recounting of events, Carmen Maria Machado leavens her narrative by connecting her story to cultural representations, dissecting the mechanisms that dictate (through force, through habit) what stories get celebrated, and what stories get erased.

This uniquely crafted, genre-defying book writes against an historical silencing of queer experience and presents a nuanced understanding of power, as it relates to romantic dynamics.

Hear Carmen Maria Machado discuss In the Dream House.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


Please don't print your tickets! We're trying to reduce paper waste for Appel Salon events, so please don't bother printing your ticket. We'll either scan your ticket on your smartphone or quickly find your name on our tablets and check you in.

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

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