Henry Hoke, with Will Arbery and Cassandra Jenkins

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VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom
Wednesday, January 19, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Henry Hoke presents Sticker (Object Lessons)
In conversation with Will Arbery
Featuring musical guest Cassandra Jenkins

In the newest iteration of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series—hailed as “the most consistently interesting nonfiction book series in America” (PopMatters)—author Henry Hoke discusses the ubiquitous, multivalent sticker. 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. employs a constellation of stickers to explore queer boyhood, parental disability, and ancestral violence. Hoke takes to Greenlight’s (virtual) stage, joined by Whiting Award-winning author and acclaimed playwright Will Arbery (Heroes of the Fourth Turning) and to share his inventive, artistically omnivorous memoir-qua-exposition on the ubiquitous sticker and discuss its, well, stickiness, in this age of fleeting attention and encroaching political threat. Featuring a musical performance by special guest Cassandra Jenkins!

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Henry Hoke photo credit: Myles Pettengill
Will Arbery photo credit: Zak DeZon
Cassandra Jenkins photo credit: Sky Garnett

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:30pm

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NY
Sticker (Object Lessons) By Henry Hoke, Christopher Schaberg (Editor), Ian Bogost (Editor) Cover Image
By Henry Hoke, Christopher Schaberg (Editor), Ian Bogost (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781501367229
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bloomsbury Academic - January 13th, 2022

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.


Heroes of the Fourth Turning By Will Arbery Cover Image
Email orders@greenlightbookstore.com for information about this item.
ISBN: 9780573708626
Published: Samuel French, Inc. - June 29th, 2020

It's nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They've returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery's haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself.


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