A LIFE IN BOOKS, Warren Lehrer, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

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A LIFE IN BOOKS, Warren Lehrer, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Time: March 14, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Little Theatre
Street: 31-10 Thomson Ave.
City/Town: Long Island City
Website or Map: http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/LPA…
Phone: (718) 482-5151
Event Type: performance/lecture
Organized By: Nia
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2014

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A LIFE IN BOOKS, Warren Lehrer, Performance
Friday, March 14, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Little Theatre, LIC, NY
Tickets: $10/$5 Call (718) 482-5151
31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101

Writer, artist, performer Warren Lehrer presents a funny and thought-provoking multimedia performance/reading based on his acclaimed new novel, A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley. An illuminated novel, A Life In Books contains 101 books within it, all written by Lehrer's protagonist, a controversial author who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. In the performance, Lehrer presents an overview of Bleu Mobley's life in books via many of Mobley's cover designs and other biographical materials including animations, and video performances of book excerpts by the band BETTY, actress/poet La Bruja, beatbox artist Chesney Snow, and a live appearance by actress/author Judith Sloan. The resulting retrospective explores the creative process of a writer/artist, as it reflects upon a half century of American/global events, and grapples with the future of the book as a medium as well as the lines that separate and blur truth, myth, and fiction. 

“...Like a Russian Matryoshka doll, 101 books are nested within the tale of Mobley's life. Pitch perfect!" Steve Heller THE ATLANTIC

"A vivid kaleidoscopic odyssey that frames one man’s life through one hundred different books... An unmistakably modern evocation of the illuminated manuscript."

Jessica Helfand, writer, designer, founding editor Design Observer

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