Henry Hoke Presents Memoir Sticker at Skylight Books

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On Thursday, March 31, Skylight Books in Los Angeles presents a conversation between former School of Critical Studies faculty Henry Hoke (Critical Studies MFA 11) and author Kate Durbin to celebrate Hoke’s latest memoir work Sticker (Bloomsbury Academic).

Described as “funny, nostalgic, and weird” by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson (My Monticello), Sticker is an installment of Object Lessons, Bloomsbury’s series of “short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things” published in partnership with The Atlantic. More about the book from Bloomsbury

Stickers adorn our first memories, dot our notebooks and our walls, are stuck annoyingly on fruit, and accompany us into adulthood to announce our beliefs from car bumpers. They hold surprising power in their ability to define and provoke, and hold a strange steadfast presence in our age of fading physical media. Henry Hoke employs a constellation of stickers to explore queer boyhood, parental disability, and ancestral violence.

Attendees are encouraged to be vaccinated and boosted prior to the event.

Hoke is a New York City-based writer and an editor of literary magazine The Offing. His works of fiction, poetry, and memoir have appeared in publications including No Tokens, Electric Literature, Triangle House, and Carve, as well as the flash noir anthology Tiny Crimes (Catapult Books).

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PUBLISHED BY Taya Zoormandan

As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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