Object Lessons: Tumor, Sock, Golf Ball

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Anna Leahy, Kim Adrian, Harry Brown

Anna Leahy (Tumor), Kim Adrian (Sock), and Harry Brown (Golf Ball) on their approaches to the Object Lessons series and what it means to write about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

At 57th Street Books

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About Object Lessons: Object Lessons is a series of concise, collectable, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Each book starts from a specific inspiration: an historical event, a literary passage, a personal narrative, a technological innovation-and from that starting point explores the object of the title, gleaning a singular lesson or multiple lessons along the way. Featuring contributions from writers, artists, scholars, journalists, and others, the emphasis throughout is lucid writing, imagination, and brevity. Object Lessons paints a picture of the world around us, and tells the story of how we got here, one object at a time.

About Anna Leahy: Anna Leahy is the author of the nonfiction book Tumor and the poetry collection Aperture, and the co-author of Generation Space: A Love Story and Conversing with Cancer. Her essays have appeared at The Atlantic, Pop Sugar, The Southern Review, The Pinch, and elsewhere and won the top awards from Ninth Letter and Dogwood in 2016. She directs the MFA program at Chapman University, where she edits the international journal TAB and curates the Tabula Poetica reading series. See more at www.amleahy.com, @amleahy, and www.facebook.com/amleahy.

About Kim Adrian: Kim Adrian is the author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, a memoir (University of Nebraska Press, 2018), and Sock, a Bloomsbury "Object Lessons" book. She teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University. See more at @K_Adrian (Twitter) and @imkayadrian (Instagram).

About Harry Brown: Harry Brown holds a PhD from Lehigh University and is currently Professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He teaches early American literature, Native American literature, literature of the environment, and game studies. He has published three books. Injun Joe’s Ghost (2004) examines the figure of the Native American mixed-blood in American writing. Videogames and Education (2008) considers the relation between video games and the humanities. Golf Ball (2014), part of Bloomsbury's "Object Lessons" series, looks at such diverse subjects as empire, trade, advertising, landscape design, sport, and mysticism through the lens of a dimpled polyurethane orb. His most recent research involves environmental crisis narratives and American gravestone verse. See more at @microglyph (Twitter).

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637