Tuesday, July 26, 2016

It's Alive! at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, August 5th-October 31st

One of my favorite spaces in Minnesota is the Open Book Center which has been the home to the Loft Literary Center, Graywolf Press, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. It's where we convened the very first National Lao American Writers Summit in 2010, as well as the opening reception for my very first full-length book collection, On The Other Side Of The Eye back in 2007.

Opening in August is a new exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, It's Alive! which explores the many approaches that book, paper, and print artists use to express horror. They're taking their inspiration from B-movies to more contemporary mechanisms to address fear, and it's being convened in recognition of the Bicentennial of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus. The Bakken Museum has also assisted with this effort. It's going on until October 31st! Be sure to see it!

Here's a rebound edition of Frankenstein by Jana Pullman, to give you a taste of what you'll see:

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