In “Power and Subjectivity,” Teju Cole took us on a journey to Leukerbad, Switzerland, where he spent some days in late 2014 on a pilgrimage of sorts. He read aloud his reflections of the trip, which are recorded in “Black Body,” the opening essay in his latest book, Known and Strange Things.
Power and Subjectivity
The Key West Literary Seminar welcomes readers and writers to this subtropical island city. Our flagship program is the annual Seminar, a four-day event that explores a unique literary theme each January, where readers from around the world enjoy presentations by some of the best writers of our time. In our Writers’ Workshop Program, also in January, writers of all levels meet in small groups with esteemed faculty to share their work and explore the craft of writing. A Scholarship Program reduces fees for teachers and librarians and recognizes the work of outstanding emerging writers. Exclusive recordings from the Seminar spanning thirty years are available in the Audio Archive, while our online journal, Littoral, features news, essays, photographs, and other resources that document Key West’s rich literary history.
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