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At Home with Literati: Andre Perry & Phil Christman

We're pleased to welcome Andre Perry to our At Home with Literati series of Virtual events, and in support of Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now. He'll be in conversation with author and activist Phil Christman. 

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Note: This event is a Zoom webinar. Register and join via the link above. 

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About Some of Us Are Very Hungry NowWith luminous insight and fervent prose, Andre Perry’s debut collection of personal essaystravels from Washington DC to Iowa City to Hong Kong in search of both individual and national identity. While displaying tenderness and a disarming honesty, Perry catalogs racial degradations committed on the campuses of elite universities and liberal bastions like San Francisco while coming of age in America.The essays in Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now take the form of personal reflection, multiple choice questions, screenplays, and imagined talk-show conversations, while traversing the daily minefields of childhood schoolyards and Midwestern dive-bars. The impression of Perry’s personal journey is arresting and beguiling, while announcing the author’s arrival as a formidable American voice.

Andre Perry is an essayist and arts advocate. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and his work has appeared in The BelieverCatapultGranta and other journals. He co-founded Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour. He continues to live and work in Iowa City. Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now is his first essay collection.

A former substitute teacher, shelter worker, and home health aide, Phil Christman currently lectures in the English department at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in The Hedgehog ReviewCommonwealThe Christian CenturyThe Outline, and other places. He holds an MFA from the University of South Carolina-Columbia. He is the editor of the Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing, a journal sponsored by the University of Michigan's Prison Creative Arts Project. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI.  

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9781937512835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 12th, 2019