Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo, with Ken Chen

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Thursday, June 10, 7:30 PM ET
Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo present ELADATL: A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines
In conversation with Ken Chen

Award-winning author Sesshu Foster (City of the Future; World Ball Notebook; Atomik Aztex) and artist Arturo Ernesto Romo present their new book, ELADATL, a breathtaking free fall into the long-buried (and fictional) history of a utopian era in American lighter-than-air travel, as told by its death-defying, aero-acrobatic heroes. Written and presented as an "actual history of a fictional company," this surrealist, experimental novel is a tour de force of politicized fantastic fiction, a work of hybrid art-making distilled into a truly original literary form. Developed over a ten-year period of collaborations, community interventions, and staged performances, ELADATL is a hilarious send-up of academic histories, mainstream narratives, and any traditional notions of the time-space continuum. Jonathan Lethem calls this wholly original book “a superb and loving phantasmagoria that gobbles up real histories for breakfast and spits out the seeds.” Foster and Romo are joined in conversation by poet and author of Juvenilia Ken Chen.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:30pm

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