Apr 10 2014
Robert Coover Reads at Finch Lane Gallery

Robert Coover Reads at Finch Lane Gallery

Presented by Finch Lane Gallery at the Art Barn and University of Utah College of Humanities at Finch Lane Gallery at the Art Barn

Robert Coover is an avant-garde novelist, critic and playwright lauded for experimental forms and techniques that mix reality and illusion, frequently creating otherworldly or surreal situations and effects. A leading proponent of hypertext fiction and metafiction, Mr. Coover is known as a true revolutionary in contemporary American literature and language.

His most recent books are The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors' Cut, Stepmother, and A Child Again. Other works include the collection of short fiction, Pricksongs and Descants, a collection of plays, A Theological Position, such novels as The Public Burning, Spanking the Maid, Gerald's Party, Pinocchio in Venice, John's Wife, Ghost Town and Briar Rose.

As the T.B. Stowell Adjunct Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University, Mr. Coover teaches courses in electronic writing and mixed media, including "CaveWriting," a spatial hypertext writing workshop in immersive virtual reality, as well as standard workshops. He is one of the founders of the Electronic Literature Organization and he created Brown's Freedom to Write Program in 1989. The New York Times said, "As his dazzling career continues to demonstrate, Mr. Coover is a one-man Big Bang of exploding creative force."
 

Admission Info

Free

Dates & Times

2014/04/10 - 2014/04/10

Additional time info:

A reception follows the reading.

Location Info

Finch Lane Gallery at the Art Barn

54 Finch Lane (1320 East 100 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84102