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Author Talk with Stephanie Burt

Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Hartford Campus
Hartford Public Library Center for Contemporary Cultures, 500 Main Street, Hartford

Join us as we partner with the Hartford Public Library for An evening with Stephanie Burt.

This year's HPL Big Read book is Advice from the Lights. This is a brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity and a series of looks at a formative past. It's part nostalgia, part confusion, and part an ongoing wondering: How do any of us achieve adulthood? And why would we want to, if we had the choice? This collection is woven from and interrupted by extraordinary sequences, including talking objects and animals grappling with their unique identities (a hermit crab trying to find the right shell, a a roly-poly bug that doesn't like the way it looks). The collection also includes poems on politics, location, and parenthood. It is an essential work that asks who we are, how we become ourselves, and why we make art.

"The Big Read" is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


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