If you happen to be in London next week -- say, because you are attending the New Chaucer Society Biennial Congress, or because you live there, or because you need an excuse to spend some time in the city -- please know that you are cordially invited to a public reading by four authors of Object Lessons books. A webpage with complete details is here and you must register for a ticket in advance, but the event (conveniently located in Bloomsbury) is open to all. The presenters include:
Martin Paul Eve (Password) is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He is the author of Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (2014) and Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno (2014).I will be reading from Earth, the book I co-wrote with Lindy Elkins-Tanton (Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU and all around awesome person). The book itself will be available early in spring 2017. Although at this point in my life I'm well practiced at delivering academic talks, I've never done a reading from my work per se so I am a little nervous about how it will go. Lindy also cannot make the event but she will be present in spirit, and I will do my best to rise to the eloquence of Martin, Alison and Joanna.
Alison Kinney (Hood) is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, USA. Her writing has appeared online at Paris Review Daily, The Atlantic, Hyperallergic, the New York Times, The New Inquiry, New Republic, Narratively, and other publications.
Joanna Walsh (Hotel) has written for Granta, the London Review of Books, n+1, The White Review, The Guardian, Narrative Magazine, The European Short Story Network, Tate, and others. She is the author of collection of short stories, Fractals, and a visual diary of London, London Walks!, now on its third printing. Her writing has been selected for Best British Short Stories (2014, Salt Publishing).
I realize that this reading is up against many New Chaucer Society evening functions the same evening, and for that I'm very sorry. There is a small charge for tickets (with a discount for students, including graduate students), but refreshments are included if that helps. And if the price is a bar to your attendance email me please and we will work something out.
Registration and complete information, including the address of the venue, may be found HERE. Hope to see some friends on July 13th!