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STORIES ON SUNDAY: Penny Guisinger (Shift: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions)

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm EDT

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Join Penny Guisinger for a reading from Shift: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions, followed by a conversation led by Alexis Paige and an audience Q&A. (Paige is author of Work Hard, Not Smart: How to Make a Messy Literary Life and Not a Place On Any Map and the nonfiction acquisitions editor at Vine Leaves Press.)

About the Book: Penny Guisinger was not always attracted to women. In Shift she recounts formative relationships with women and men, including the marriage that produced her two children and ultimately ended in part due to her affair with her now-wife. Beginning her story as straight and ending as queer, she struggles to make sense of how her identity changed so profoundly while leaving her feeling like the same person she’s always been. Shift examines sexual and romantic fluidity while wrestling with the ways past and present mingle rather than staying in linear narratives. Under scrutiny, Guisinger’s sense of her own identity becomes like a Mobius strip or Penrose triangle—an optical illusion that challenges the dimensions and possibilities of the world.

About the Series: Stories on Sundays are bi-monthly readings from a recent/forthcoming work of creative nonfiction followed by an author interview + audience Q&A. Your registration helps fund our contributor payments and other costs associated with running our journal.

About Our Speaker

Author Penny GuisingerPenny Guisinger is the author of Postcards from Here and the forthcoming Shift: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions. All of our speakers have a connection to Hippocampus Magazine; she’s not only a past contributor to the magazine, but she also co-authored (with Alexis Paige) a chapter for Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction.

Penny’s work has also appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Under the Gum Tree, and others. Pushcart nominated, a Maine Literary Award winner, and a three-time notable in Best American Essays, she is a co-director of Iota Short Forms and a former assistant editor at Brevity. Penny is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program.


April 21
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm EDT
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