112th: Jillian Keenan on "Sex with Shakespeare" with Eloisa James
Join us on Tuesday, April 26th at 7pm for a discussion with Jillian Keenan on her new book, Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to do with Pain, But More with Love. Eloisa James (aka Mary Bly) will join her in conversation.
Synopsis: A provocative, deeply moving, and often absurdly funny memoir about how a young woman came to understand love and sexuality through the work of Shakespeare.
Jillian Keenan's childhood was shaped by broken relationships and the manufactured romance of movies and television shows. When it came to understanding love, she had nothing to guide her until she read A Midsummer Night's Dream in high school, and felt Shakespeare's language pulsating in her blood for the first time. In Sex with Shakespeare, she tells the story of how the Bard's plays eventually helped her fathom human relationships and her own sexuality and find a happy ending of her own.
Jillian Keenan holds degrees from Stanford University and has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, Slate, Foreign Policy, Playboy, National Geographic, Marie Claire, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. She lives in New York City.
Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.