- This event has passed.
Jay Kirk: Avoid the Day
September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Avoid the Day: A New Nonfiction in Two Movements. A surreal, high-wire act of narrative nonfiction that redefines the genre, Avoid the Day is part detective story, part memoir, and part meditation on the meaning of life — all told with a dark pulse of existential horror. What emerges is an unforgettable study of mortality and the artist’s journey.
Jay Kirk is the author of the book Kingdom Under Glass, named one of the Washington Post’s Best Nonfiction Books. His widely anthologized award-winning nonfiction has been published in Harper’s Magazine, GQ, and the New York Times Magazine. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania.