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Stranger Than Fiction

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LISTEN: Michelle Tea, Eileen Myles, and Jill Soloway discuss "writing their lives."
Award winning writers Michelle Tea (Valencia, Mermaid in Chelsea Creek), Eileen Myles (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You), and Emmy-nominated Jill Soloway (Six-Feet Under, Transparent) all pull from personal narrative in their work—albeit in different ways and to varying degrees. Listen in as they discuss "writing their lives"—and in particular, their female lives and voices—and creating work between memoir and fiction.
Artist Josh Greene's current exhibition at The CJM, Bound to Be Held: A Book Show, also includes Greene's project Read by Famous—which seeks donated books from famous or well-established individuals. Tea, Myles, and Soloway all donated to Read by Famous. In a talk on Thursday, May 7, the three writers came full circle to discuss literature, making it in Hollywood, and more.
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Your (Literary) Crush's Crush

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LISTEN: As the writers dish on their literary crushes.
Literary crushes—we all have them. There's a particular kind of attraction that can develop between a reader and a book, with the writer or a character within it. Have you ever wondered who writers crush on? Award winning writers Michelle Tea (Valencia, Mermaid in Chelsea Creek), Eileen Myles (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You), and Emmy-nominated Jill Soloway (Six-Feet Under, Transparent) dish about their own literary crushes.

Artist Josh Greene's current exhibition at The CJM, Bound to Be Held: A Book Show, also includes Greene's projectRead by Famous—which seeks donated books from famous or well-established individuals: Tea, Myles, and Soloway all donated toRead by Famous. In a talk on Thursday, May 7, the three writers came full circle to discuss literature, literary crushes, making it in Hollywood, and more.

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"Read by Famous," Donated by Another

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LISTEN: Hear how the trio approached donating to Read by Famous, and coming full circle in this talk.
Connect the dots from Michelle Tea's Valencia to Eileen Myles' Chelsea Girls to Gilles Deleuze's Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs, and you'll find artist Josh Greene. Greene's project Read by Famousseeks donated books—"the actual books that these people owned and read"—from famous or well-established individuals such as Gavin Newsom and Philip Seymour Hoffman. A selection of books fromRead by Famous is currently on view at The CJM in Greene's exhibition Bound to Be Held: A Book Show.

A particular trio of book donors in the collection—award-winning writers Michelle Tea(Valencia, Mermaid in Chelsea Creek), Eileen Myles (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You), and Emmy-nominated Jill Soloway (Six-Feet Under, Transparent)—gave one another's books to the project, and in the process, recommended one another for it. Jill contributed Michelle's…

Artist Cybele Lyle Talks Tzedakah

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Cybele Lyle, (de)(re)construct(ion)(ing), 2015.  Acrylic, paint, screen print, 5 x 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.  Photo by Johnna Arnold.
In conjunction with The 2015 Dorothy Saxe Invitational: Tzedakah Box, The CJM invites participating artists to give insightful chats in the gallery. Artists will discuss their work in the larger context of craft, design, and how the invitation to create work on the theme of tzedakah affected their process. Get to know artist Cybele Lyle, who will be speaking at The CJM on Friday, May 8 from 12:30–1pm.
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1. What inspired you about taking this traditional Jewish object and creating a new work of art?
It was a totally new way of working for me, which allowed me to approach my own practice from a new perspective. I'm not used to making functional objects or sculpture and so I was forced to shift my approach from the beginning. That's always inspiring as well as challenging.

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