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Lidia Yuknavitch

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171. Emily Rapp Black with Lidia Yuknavitch: An Amputee’s Personal Examination of Frida Kahlo’s Work

Town Hall Seattle Arts & Culture Series

At first sight of Frida Kahlo’s painting The Two Fridas, author Emily Rapp Black felt an instant connection with the artist. An amputee from childhood, Rapp Black grew up with a succession of prosthetic limbs, and learned she had to hide her disability from the world. Kahlo sustained lifelong injuries after a horrific bus crash and her own right leg was eventually amputated. In Kahlo’s art, Rapp Black recognized her own life. In this astoundingly personal presentation, Rapp Black joined us with fellow author Lidia Yuknavitch to explore her own story and her attachment to Kahlo. With candor and vulnerability, she chronicled how Kahlo’s art reflected her own, from numerous operations, to the compulsion to create, to silent pain. She told the story of losing her infant son to Tay-Sachs, giving birth to a daughter, and learning to accept her body.  Rapp Black examined how the experiences and art of another can help shape our own lives—and inspire us to find a way forward when all seems lost. Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir, The Still Point of the Turning World, Sanctuary, and Frida Kalho and My Left Leg. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Vogue; The New York Times; Time; The Wall Street Journal; O, The Oprah Magazine; and the Los Angeles Times. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and is the nonfiction editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Rapp is currently an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, where she also teaches medical narratives in the university’s School of Medicine. Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the bestselling novels The Book of Joan, a cli fi restorying of Joan of Arc, The Small Backs of Children, and Dora: A Headcase. Her memoir The Chronology of Water is currently being adapted for film by Kristen Stewart. Her book The Misfit’s Manifesto is based on her TED Talk “On The Beauty of Being a Misfit.” Her book of short stories, Verge, was published in 2020, and her next novel, Thrust is forthcoming. She founded the creative lab Corporeal Writing in Portland, Oregon. Buy the Book: Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg (Hardcover) Elliott Bay Books  Presented by Town Hall Seattle. To become a member or make a donation online click here.


2 Sep 2021

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The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein and The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

Late To It

Kirsty and Naomi delve into two non-fiction books about trauma: The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein and The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch. Other books mentioned: Fifty Sounds by Polly Barton Humankind by Rutger Bregman (translated by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore)

1hr 10mins

21 Jul 2021

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Lidia Yuknavitch, Atsuko Okatsuka, and The Black Tones

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello discuss what listeners have learned about themselves recently; writer Lidia Yuknavitch describes her latest collection of stories, titled Verge, as a series of devotionals to the outcasts among us; comedian Atsuko Okatsuka admits to her insecurities around teenage skateboarders; and Seattle-based rock group The Black Tones shred with "Mama! There's A Spider In My Room!" from their album Cobain & Cornbread.


9 Jul 2021

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Musings of the Artist: (Honest) Conversations with Montse Andrée

Lidia Yuknavitch is the nationally bestselling author of the novels The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children, and Dora: A Headcase, and the memoir The Chronology of Water. Her newest book Verge is a collection of short stories. She also has a TED Talk “The Beauty of Being a Misfit” that has been viewed by millions. She lives in Portland, Oregon.Lidia and I had a wide-ranging conversation about being a misfit, the in-between spaces of life, the blurry lines between fiction and nonfiction and the ways in which art can save us.This episode was audio produced by Aaron Moring. Music is by Madisen Ward.For episodes and more, visit MusingsoftheArtist.com


9 May 2021

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Das Buch zur Woche: Lidia Yuknavitch - Das Lied der Kämpferin

DIFFUS NEWS - Musiknachrichten & Interviews

Heute hauen wir euch mal einen ziemlichen Brainfuck um die Ohren: Einen apokalyptischen Science-Fiction-Roman, der den Mythos von Jeanne D’Arc in das Jahr 2049 überführt. Es ist das erste ins Deutsche übersetze Buch der amerikanischen Autorin Lidia Yuknavitch, die in den Staaten schon lange als eine der wildesten und interessantesten Stimmen ihrer Generation gilt. Wird Zeit, dass man das auch hierzulande checkt. Das Buch dürfte jedenfalls allen gefallen, die Science Fiction mögen, auf Weltuntergänge stehen und gerne Bücher über große Heldinnen lesen.


30 Apr 2021

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First Draft - Lidia Yuknavitch

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Lidia Yuknavitch is the National Bestselling author of the novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award's Ken Kesey Award for Fiction as well as the Reader's Choice Award, the novel Dora: A Headcase, and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories of Violence. Her widely acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for creative nonfiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Award Reader's Choice. The Misfit's Manifesto, a book based on her recent TED Talk, was published by TED Books. Her new collection of short stories is called Verge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 Apr 2021

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135. Alone Together Book Club Discussion with Jennifer Haupt, Amber Flame, Claudia Castro Luna, and Lidia Yuknavitch

Town Hall Seattle Arts & Culture Series

The COVID-19 crisis has led to a moment of grief, isolation, and uncertainty that is nearly unprecedented in recent memory. How are we changing as a result, both as individuals and a society? In response to the pandemic, author and editor Jennifer Haupt rallied 90 authors, her publisher, and other business partners to explore the impact in Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, all proceeds of which benefit the Book Industry Charitable Fund. Haupt joined us in conversation with three contributors to Alone Together: Lidia Yuknavitch, Claudia Castro Luna, and Amber Flame. They shared readings from the book, and engaged in a panel discussion moderated by KUOW’s Zaki Hamid to explore the importance of creativity and resistance in this moment. For anyone who has been feeling the isolation keenly, we invite you to this conversation as a lifeline for negotiating how to connect and thrive during this time. Jennifer Haupt is the editor/curator of Alone Together. Haupt’s essays and articles have been published in O: The Oprah Magazine, Parenting, The Rumpus,, and many other publications. She also curates the popular Psychology Today blog, “One True Thing,” a collection of essays and interviews for authors and readers. She is the author of In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, and is currently working on her second novel and a creative nonfiction book. She lives in Seattle, and teaches at Hugo House and elsewhere. Amber Flame is a writer, composer, and performer, whose work has garnered artistic merit residencies with Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and more. Flame served as the 2017-2019 poetry writer-in-residence at Hugo House, and is a queer Black single mama just one magic trick away from growing her unicorn horn. Claudia Castro Luna is the Washington State Poet Laureate (2018-2021), Seattle’s first Civic Poet (2015-2017), an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, and author of This City; One River, A Thousand Voices; and Pushcart-nominated Killing Marias. Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the memoir The Chronology of Water and the novels The Small Backs of Children, Dora: A Headcase, and The Book of Joan. Zaki Hamid (moderator) is Director of Community Engagement at KUOW. He is an Arab immigrant from Jordan, in the US since 1994 and in Seattle since 2003. Before KUOW, he was the program director at Humanities Washington. He teaches classes on film and mass media at Everett Community College. Buy the Book: https://www.elliottbaybook.com/book/9781771682282 Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Washin Kai. To become a Town Hall Seattle member or make a donation click here. 

1hr 4mins

13 Dec 2020

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Episode 02: Genre Defying Human Beings with Lidia Yuknavitch

What Are You Bringing?

Today we are joined by our first guest, Lidia Yuknavitch (@lidiayuknavitch), author of The Chronology of Water, The Small Backs of Children and The Misfit's Manifesto. We discuss shyness, finding your bubble and what it means to not fit in as an artist and a human. Follow us on instagram @waypodcast Hosts: Jennifer Pastiloff @jenpastiloff Alicia 'ACE' Easter @aceyogala Produced by: Aviv Rubinstien @rambocalrissian Music by: Alexandra Kalinowski @alexandrapaloma


22 Oct 2020

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Episode 217: Lidia Yuknavitch on Usefulness, Riding the Wave, and Being a Word Creature

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the Scribd original "Letter to My Rage," as well as the memoir The Chronology of Water, the novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, and the collection Verge. This episode was made possible by Scrivener. Enter the coupon code NONFICTION at checkout for 20% of the regular package for macOS and Windows. Keep the conversation going on Twitter, IG, and Facebook @CNFPod. Head over to brendanomeara.com for show notes and to sign up for the monthly newsletter.

1hr 2mins

28 Aug 2020

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Lidia Yuknavitch, Atsuko Okatsuka, and The Black Tones

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello discuss what they've learned about themselves recently; writer Lidia Yuknavitch describes her latest collection of stories as a series of devotionals to the outcasts among us; comedian Atsuko Okatsuka admits to her insecurities around teenagers; and rock group The Black Tones perform "Mama! There's A Spider In My Room!"


24 Jul 2020