Eileen Myles & Lisa Kron In Conversation with Holly Hughes

black and white photograph of Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles
Participants : 
  • Holly Hughes
  • Eileen Myles
  • Lisa Kron
Event Date: 
November 29, 2016
Event Time: 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art
black and white photograph of Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles


Eileen Myles is an award-winning American poet and writer who has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces over the last three decades. Novelist Dennis Cooper has described Myles as “one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature.” In 2012 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete Afterglow (a memoir), which gives both a real and fantastic account of a dog’s life.

Lisa Kron is an actress and playwright, best known for writing the lyrics and book to the musical Fun Home, for which she won both the Tony Award for Best Original Score and the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Born in Ann Arbor, Kron teaches playwriting part-time at Yale University and New York University.

Holly Hughes is an internationally acclaimed performance artist whose work maps the troubled fault lines of identity. Her combination of poetic imagery and political satire has earned her wide attention and placed her work at the center of America’s culture wars. She is Professor of Art and Design, Theatre and Drama, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.

Presented by the Helen Zell Visiting Writers’ Series, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Institute for the Humanities, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the Stamps School of Art & Design. 

Book sales and signing to follow.