Warren Lehrer to Read from 'A LIFE IN BOOKS' at NYU Bookstore, 2/13
Warren Lehrer will give a performance/reading of his new work A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley at New York University Bookstore on Feb 13 at 6pm. The reading is open to the public, and completely free.
Award-winning writer and designer and Purchase College professor Warren Lehrer presents a multimedia performance/reading of his new book. A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley is an illuminated novel that contains 101 books within it, all written by a controversial author who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. In this funny and thought provoking performance, Lehrer presents an overview of Bleu Mobley's life in books via manyof Mobley's cover designs and other biographical materials including animations, and video performances of Mobley 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 thatseparate and blur truth, myth, and fiction.
For more information on the reading, visit http://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/events/.