Kathryn Rhett Reads From Souvenir: "Personal Essays for Grownups"

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:30pm to Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:00am

 

Charis is excited to welcome Kathryn Rhett to read from her new book of personal essays, Souvenir. Souvenir, a collection of autobiographical essays rooted in the present, investigates travel, staying put, and how it is that our experience of being here right now includes so much of being elsewhere at another time. How is it that getting blood drawn, egg-sitting the third grade science project, or searching for a missing uncle summons to mind whole personal or public histories? Rhett reconciles present to past in serious encounters with birth and death, alongside lighter observations. In a world that makes little sense except the sense we make of it, Souvenir plays with the dynamics of home and away, present and past, memory and story. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave NE
30307-1509 Atlanta
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Souvenir Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780887485893
Availability: Special Order
Published: Carnegie Mellon University Press - November 4th, 2014

Souvenir, a collection of autobiographical essays rooted in the present, investigates travel, staying put, and how it is that our experience of being here right now includes so much of being elsewhere at another time. Rhett reconciles present to past in serious encounters with birth and death, alongside lighter observations.