Wednesday 16 February 2011
Lensic Performing Arts Center
|What:||Readings & Conversations event|
About this Event
Congressmen, dairy carts, ballroom dancers, Meadows Chevy, the Organization of Ladies Kazoo Post-92 from Laughlin—over two hundred different entries marching past us for three hours. All of them being appluaded, waved at, snapshot. Broadcast on the news, on local public access, on video-phone recordings that were posted to the web. The parade was called by one newscast “the happening of the century!” A local blogger wrote that “something special happened here!” A radio host asked listeners if “all that really happened?” And the mayor swore that this parade was going to be remembered “as one of the greatest things to ever happen in Las Vegas.” And while I wasn’t born there, and have since then moved away, during the summer I lived in Vegas I began to feel those claims, appealing in their hopefulness the way parades appeal, the way a list appeals to those with faith in withheld meanings: the dream that if we linger long enough with anything, the truth of its significance is bound to be revealed.
- From About A Mountain
Photos from this event are available on Flickr.
Audio from this EventJohn D'Agata read from his work, then joined in conversation with Ben Marcus | Duration: 1:32:33
Video from this Event
John D'Agata was introduced by Ben Marcus, then read from his work.
John D'Agata in conversation with Ben Marcus
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