Lily Brooks-Dalton: Author Presentation & Book Signing - 2/13
Join us as we hear the author of Good Morning, Midnight discuss isolation, our cultural obsession with apocalyptic narratives and the writing of the book. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. (Ticket giveaway is on January 20 at the Library.)
Note: people without tickets will be seated at 6:45 in seats that are available. Every year everyone who is waiting finds a seat.
Lily Brooks-Dalton was born and raised in southern Vermont.
Her memoir, Motorcycles I've Loved (Riverhead, 2015), was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Good Morning, Midnight (Random House, 2016) is her first novel. It is set to be translated into more than half a dozen languages, with a film adaptation in development. Her shorter works have appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Toast and other publications.
Brooks-Dalton earned a B.A. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a MFA at Portland State University. A recipient of fellowships from The Studios of Key West and The Kerouac Project, she is working on her third book.
“When I look up, I remember what’s up there, and I think about the physicality of it all: the science and the mathematics inscribed in the movements of celestial bodies,” she wrote in Ode to Stargazing: The Importance of Looking Up. “I think about all the incredible things we’ve learned, and all the incredible things we’ll probably never know,” she wrote. “I let myself be stupefied by it. I feel the sting of how close infinity really is. Sometimes I contemplate the warmth of spirituality or faith, that feeling of being cradled in the palm of some inexplicable hand. But mostly I just feel all of that beauty, let it build underneath my rib cage until it’s buzzing inside of me.”
Lake Oswego High School Auditorium, 2501 Country Club Rd.