In our second hybrid-lit book-club gathering, facilitated by Marj Hahne, we'll discuss Barrie Jean Borich's BODY GEOGRAPHIC, a memoir structured in map components (insets, overlays, legends) and pictorial maps! Barrie will join our discussion after the first half hour.
Open to all Guild Members! (You do NOT need to commit to all book-club sessions to participate.)
About BODY GEOGRAPHIC:
BODY GEOGRAPHIC (University of Nebraska Press, 2013) won a Lambda Literary Award in Memoir, an IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) Gold Medal in Essay/Creative Nonfiction, and a 2013 Forward INDIE Bronze Award for Essays. KIRKUS REVIEWS calls it “an elegant literary map that celebrates shifting topographies as well as human bodies in motion, not only across water and land, but also through life.”
BARRIE JEAN BORICH is also the author of APOCALYPSE, DARLING (Ohio State University Press, 2018), MY LESBIAN HUSBAND (Graywolf 1999, 2000), which won the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award, and RESTORING THE COLOR OF ROSES (1993), which was published by Firebrand Books, an independent feminist press. She is an associate professor in the English Department and MA in Writing and Publishing Program at DePaul University in Chicago, and she edits SLAG GLASS CITY, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.