Organized by Eric Sneathen + Gordon Faylor


Life Blasted Open

The experimental writing movement New Narrative has played a crucial role in Bay Area literary history since the late 1970s. Though the shape of its lineage and influence has become clearer, the history of its emergence is still rife with unexamined gaps and affiliations — both social and political. From untold stories by the movement's progenitors to intimate musings from key figures, these essays, interviews, and artworks recast a body of work that continues to challenge, move, and provoke.