Siri Hustvedt’s novel The Blazing World — chosen as one of the top 10 books of 2014 by the Miami Herald — comes to life Wednesday as a staged reading, part of “In the Lobby Lounge … WORDS!,” a monthly evening of theater and prose at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center in downtown Miami.
Hustvedt tells the story of sixtysomething artist Harriet “Harry” Burden. Fed up with the male-dominated art world that has ignored her, she creates three installations and presents them using male artists’ names — and waits for fireworks to ensue (they do). Actors will read parts from the book, which is presented in the form of diaries, interviews and reviews of Harry’s provocative works.
The event, at 174 E. Flagler St., is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the reading starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit olympiatheater.org for more information.