Warren Lehrer with Judith Sloan
Writer/book artist and vis lit pioneer Warren Lehrer presents a multimedia performance/reading of his new “illuminated novel.” A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley contains 101 books within it, all written by Lehrer’s author protagonist who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. In this funny and thought provoking performance, Lehrer presents an overview of Bleu Mobley’s life in books via many of Mobley’s cover designs and other biographical materials including animations and video performances. The resulting retrospective explores the creative process of a writer/artist as it reflects upon a half century of American/global events and grapples with the future of the book as a medium. Lehrer will be joined by his partner, actress/writer Judith Sloan who will also perform a short opening act of her new work.
WINNER 2014 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Outstanding Book of the Year Award
WINNER 2014 Best New Fiction Award USA Best Books
“An ingenious, one-of-kind novel.” Kurt Andersen, Studio 360