Come join us at Sturgis Library on Tuesday, March 19th for A Very Gorey Evening with Mark Dery, author of Born to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey!
Admission is $10. Please call the library at 508-362-6636 or go to the Circulation Desk to purchase tickets in advance!
Wine and cheese reception starts at 5:30, followed by a lecture at 6:30.
About the Author:
Dery is an author, lecturer, and cultural critic born in Boston. "He coined the term "Afrofuturism," popularized the concept of "culture jamming," taught at Yale and NYU, and has published widely on pop culture, the media, and on the mythologies (and pathologies) of American life. His books include Flame Wars, a seminal anthology of writings on digital culture; Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the end of the century, The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink, and the essay collection, I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams. Like Gorey, his mission in life "is to make everybody as uneasy as possible." (Edelweiss)