Join us as we celebrate the release of Losing Beck by Susan Hahn. For this event, Susan will be joined by special guest Donna Seaman.
Losing Beck is the story of Jennie Silver, who is trying to get over a man who was greatly influenced by the renowned Hungarian emigré novelist Avigdor Element. Spanning a hundred years of history from when Nijinsky danced “The Afternoon of the Faun” in Paris in 1912, through World Wars I and II, to very close to the present, Jennie keeps a diary, writes a play and a novella in her attempt to control her desperate, high-pitched emotions focused on a man she is uncontrollably drawn to and at the same time finds repugnant. A man who is one of the keepers and part of the legacy of Element’s bad behavior.
Susan Hahn is the author of nine books of poetry, two produced plays and two novels.Among her awards and honors for writing are a Guggenheim Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes or Special Mentions in fiction and poetry, The Society of Midland Authors Award, a Jeff Recommendation, and selection as the inaugural writer-in residence at The Hemingway Foundation.
Donna Seaman is the Adult Books Editor at Booklist, a member of the advisory council for the American Writers Museum, and a recipient of the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism and the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award. She has reviewed for the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, among others. She is the author, most recently, of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640