We are honored to host Iowa City writer Andre Perry for the launch of his new collection of essays, Some of Us are Very Hungry Now, at 7pm Tuesday, November 12 in CSPS Hall. Perry’s essays take the form of personal reflection, multiple choice questions, screenplays, and imagined talk-show conversations, while traversing the daily minefields of childhood schoolyards and Midwestern dive-bars. The impression of Perry’s personal journey is arresting and beguiling, while announcing the author’s arrival as a formidable American voice.
In addition to his writing, Perry is the executive director of The Englert Theatre in Iowa City, co-founder and director of the annual Mission Creek Festival, and started the Englert‐incubated project, Witching Hour.
The event will be moderated by Akwi Nji, writer, spoken word artist, and founder of The Hook, a local non-profit organization that produces live literature events of spoken word, stories, and poetry. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow at the bookstore.