Lynn Melnick & Hafizah Augustus Geter

IN-STORE: Live on Flatbush Ave!  
Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 PM ET  
Lynn Melnick presents  I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton 
In conversation with Hafizah Augustus Geter! 

Greenlight is very excited to host author and poet Lynn Melnick at our Flatbush store in order to celebrate her new memoir, I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive. When everything fell apart for Lynn, she went to Dollywood. In this bracing memoir, "beyond mere tribute, and beyond biography" (Hanif Abdurraqib), Melnick explores Dolly Parton’s dual identities as feminist icon and objectified sex symbol—identities that reflect the author’s own fraught history with rape culture and the grueling effort to reclaim her voice in the wake of loss and trauma. Join us in welcoming Melnick along with Hafizah Augustus Geter, author of the new memoir The Black Period, for an evening of reading, conversation, and all things Dolly Parton.

 

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Lynn Melnick author photo credit Ada Donnelly
 

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

632 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton (American Music Series) By Lynn Melnick Cover Image
$26.95
Email orders@greenlightbookstore.com for information about this item.
ISBN: 9781477322673
Published: University of Texas Press - October 4th, 2022

The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin By Hafizah Augustus Geter Cover Image
$28.99
Email orders@greenlightbookstore.com for information about this item.
ISBN: 9780593448649
Published: Random House - September 20th, 2022

Refusenik By Lynn Melnick Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781936919888
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: YesYes Books - February 22nd, 2022

Landscape with Sex and Violence By Lynn Melnick Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781936919550
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: YesYes Books - October 15th, 2017

Un-American (Wesleyan Poetry) By Hafizah Augustus Geter Cover Image
$15.95
Email orders@greenlightbookstore.com for information about this item.
ISBN: 9780819579812
Published: Wesleyan University Press - September 8th, 2020

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