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The Big Read Features Advice from the Lights by Stephanie Burt

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Hartford Public Library’s 2019 “Big Read” book is Advice from the Lights by Stephanie Burt.

Advice from the Lights 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.

Join us for an evening with Stephanie Burt at the Downtown Branch on Thursday, October 10th starting at 5:30pm.



October 10, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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