Miriam Seidel on "The Speed of Clouds"


Miriam Seidel will read from her new novel 
The Speed of Clouds.
Join us for a discussion.

The Speed of Clouds is a heartbreaking yet uplifting exploration of fandom, of universal truths revealed by imaginary universes, and of the astonishing power of human invention and reinvention. --Jon McGoran, author of Spliced and Drift

The Speed of Clouds celebrates a time when zines were stapled at the center, websites were innovations, and most of all, fandom was far from virtual. The novel is spot-on about how understanding the dynamics of a show like SkyLog offers a way to understand the even-more-elusive dynamics of adult life. Most of all, in Mindy, Seidel has created a heroine who pushes through her personal and physical obstacles, and surprises both the reader and herself. --Simone Zelitch, author of Judenstaat and Louisa

Miriam Seidel is a writer, curator, librettist, and longtime sci-fi fan. She wrote the libretto for an opera about the visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, performed in Belgrade, New York, and Philadelphia, and a sci-fi radio play for New American Radio. She’s written about visual arts and performance for Art in America, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications, and her writing has won fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The Speed of Clouds is her first novel.
Event date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S
Philadelphia, PA 19104