Reading and Author Discussion
With Dr. Rebbecca Brown
Friday, October 17, 4:30 pm in the AVC Art Gallery
From the Antelope Valley College Website:
“Rebbecca Brown spent much of her formative years in the Antelope Valley, graduating from Palmdale High School in the early 1990s. This Friday she will be reading from They Become Her, her first novel, which received Honorable Mention in the 2009-2010 Starcherone Innovative Fiction Contest. Dr. Brown’s poetry, fiction, and essays have previously appeared in American Literary Review, Confrontation, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Eclipse, Requited, H_ngm_n and Ekleksographia (among others).
DESCRIPTION of THEY BECOME HER
Humorously ardent and poetically rich, They Become Her tells the story of Delia Bacon, the first to propose that Shakespeare did not write his own works and whose own literary ambition inspired a life filled with fame, fervor, and scandal. In addition to Delia’s impassioned missive, three fictional biographies of contemporary writers – all sharing the name Rebecca Brown – are implicated in Delia’s quest. At the novel’s conclusion, it is unclear who is writing whose fictional biography. They Become Her provocatively questions identity, the relationship between texts and their authors, and the predicaments in which many artists inevitably find themselves. Along the way, it invites a self-reflexively enraptured entanglement with the reader herself, who won’t be able to resist playing along to the unexpected end.”