LIVE ON CROWDCAST: Lynell George, "A HANDFUL OF EARTH, A HANDFUL OF SKY" w/ Louise Steinman
Skylight Books Podcast Series
A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler offers a blueprint for a creative life from the perspective of award-winning science-fiction writer and “MacArthur Genius” Octavia E. Butler. It is a collection of ideas about how to look, listen, breathe—how to be in the world. This book is about the creative process, but not on the page; its canvas is much larger. Author Lynell George not only engages the world that shaped Octavia E. Butler, she also explores the very specific processes through which Butler shaped herself—her unique process of self-making. It’s about creating a life with what little you have—hand-me-down books, repurposed diaries, journals, stealing time to write in the middle of the night, making a small check stretch—bit by bit by bit. A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky draws the reader into Butler’s world, creating a sense of unmatched intimacy with the deeply private writer. George is in conversation with writer, artist, and literary curator Louise Steinman. This episode was recorded on November 9, 2020 during a live Crowdcast event hosted by Skylight Books. Visit us at www.crowdcast.io/skylightbooks to RSVP for future events. Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang. Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.
Hisham Matar and Louise Steinman | The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
ALOUD @ Los Angeles Public Library
When Hisham Matar was a university student in England, his father was kidnapped. One of the Qaddafi regime’s most prominent critics in exile, he was held in a secret prison in Libya. Matar, the author of In the Country of Men, a Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, chronicles his journey home to his native Libya after the fall of Qaddafi in search of the truth behind his father’s disappearance. Matar shares from The Return, his impassioned new work that weaves the intimacy of a memoir with the suspense of journalism to offer a moving reflection on exile, art, family, and the history of a revolution.Click here for photos from the program.
Author and literary curator at ALOUD, Louise Steinman discusses her work, family and incredible personal journey to discover the path of reconciliation and mending. Her literary memoir illuminates the intensity, challenges, and ultimate healing and joy in the process of Polish -Jewish reconciliation post Word War II. Website: louisesteinman.com The post Louise Steinman and the Crooked Mirror appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.