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A Conversation with Brandon Taylor

March 12 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

- Free

FREE | Registration Required: https://www.cvbookfest.org/festival-events/taylor

Real Life takes place on a midwestern campus with more than a passing resemblance to the one that Taylor attended in Madison, Wisconsin. It’s the last few days of summer break. Wallace, a queer, Black man from Alabama, is a graduate student whose laboratory project has gone awry. Could it be the result of deliberate sabotage? Although the events that follow are packed into a single weekend, issues of race, gender, sexuality, history, and trauma all come to bear upon personal reflection, furtive romance, and one of the most disastrous dinner parties in recent fiction.

In addition to its Booker honor, Real Life was named one of the best books of 2020 by numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and VICE. Plans were announced in December for a film adaptation starring Kid Cudi. Our program will include a reading from the novel and questions and answers with Taylor.

Moderated by Lopa Basu, Ph.D.

Details

Date:
March 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.cvbookfest.org/festival-events/taylor

Location

Virtual

Details

Date:
March 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.cvbookfest.org/festival-events/taylor

Location

Virtual

 

 

 

 

If you have a need for a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations, please notify Information & Reference (715-839-5004, librarian@eauclaire.lib.wi.us) at least 48 hours before the program.