Alternative Matter: The Word I - Reading with Miranda Mellis on the Print in Process


Come to Orca Books for an evening with local author and Evergreen State College Professor, Miranda Mellis. Miranda Mellis will be reading from a novella in progress called Escaping, as well as excerpts from her new book of inferences, aphorisms, and constellated commentary in the minor key, Demystifications. This reading explores the context of the project in progress, and the art of progress as a final product.

Collaboratively conceived and curated by Orca Books Co-op, Desuetude Art Gallery and The 3rd Thing Press, these weekly events are an exercise in creating a culture of necessary alternatives.



Miranda Mellis is the author of The Spokes, None of This Is Real, The Quarry, Materialisms and The Revisionist as well as Demystifications (forthcoming from Solid Objects). She has a seasonal column at The Believer called The Trinocular, and teaches at The Evergreen State College where she is, at present, facilitating a program called Gateways for Incarcerated Youth that brings together college students and incarcerated youth for co-learning. She was a founding editor of The Encyclopedia Project. Visit her website at:

Event date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
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