Laurie Stone - Streaming Now: Postcards from the Thing That is Happening

Thursday, August 4th, 2022, 6:30 pm

cover art for Streaming Now, by Laurie StoneLaurie Stone visits Gibson's Bookstore to share and discuss Streaming Now: Postcards from the Thing That Is Happeninga collection of hybrid feminist narratives that perfectly captures the many paradoxes of the COVID-19 pandemic, contrasting the seemingly never-ended public catastrophes we experienced as a collective with the isolated, often-mundane lives we carried out in private.

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Laurie Stone’s collection of essays detail what has been lost and what we joyfully may not miss. Stone likes the secrets people know and don’t tell. Like maybe we don’t want to go back to how things were. Writing in the Next, as she puts it, doesn’t sound like writing from the Before. Working with jump cuts in time and mashups of memoir and criticism, she celebrates the freedom we may have gained from the world’s broken narrative—we can leave behind stories that go in only one direction and end in resolution.

Because she loves you, she will tell you anything—whether it’s the moral ambiguities of buying a lobster from Trump supporters or making the case to let Jeffrey Toobin’s penis off the hook.

In a time when most of us felt more alone than ever before, Laurie Stone's Streaming Now: Postcards from the Thing That Is Happening is a retroactive but no less timely reminder that we were less alone in our thoughts than we thought.

About the author: Laurie Stone is the author of Everything is Personal: Notes on Now and My Life as an Animal, Stories. She has published numerous stories in such publications as n + 1, Waxwing, Tin House, Evergreen Review, Fence, Open City, Threepenny Review, and Creative Nonfiction. She lives in New York City.

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Event date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 6:30pm
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45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Streaming Now: Postcards from the Thing That Is Happening By Laurie Stone Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781948340526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dottir Press - May 31st, 2022

Streaming Now: Postcards from the Thing That Is Happening is a collection of hybrid feminist narratives that perfectly captures the many paradoxes of the COVID-19 pandemic, contrasting the seemingly never-ended public catastrophes we experienced as a collective with the isolated lives we carried out in private.


Everything is Personal: Notes on Now By Laurie Stone Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781732932821
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scuppernong Editions - January 1st, 2020

Everything is Personal, Notes on Now is a collage of hybrid narratives that begin with the stunning events of November 2016 and challenge Stone to feel good when everything is bad.


My Life as an Animal: Stories By Laurie Stone Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9780810134287
Published: TriQuarterly - October 15th, 2016

A woman meets a man and falls in love. She is sixty, a writer and lifelong New Yorker raised by garmentos. She thought this kind of thing wouldn’t happen again. He is English, so who knows what he thinks. He is fifty-six, a professor now living in Arizona, the son of a bespoke tailor.


Close to the Bone: Memoirs of Hurt, Rage, and Desire By Laurie Stone (Editor) Cover Image
By Laurie Stone (Editor)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780802135827
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - August 6th, 1998

In this provocative collection of memoirs, eight acclaimed writers go about the risky business of telling their own secrets.


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