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Celebrating Lesley Stern's New Book: 'Diary Of A Detour'


  • WHEN Friday, October 9, 2020 at 1 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Lesley Stern (Professor Emerita, Visual Arts UCSD) will read from her book followed by a discussion with poet Eileen Myles, film critic Girish Shambu, Ben Doller (Writing Program, Literature Department UCSD) and Lisa Cartwright (Visual Arts and Science Studies UCSD). With a special introduction by Donna Haraway (Distinguished Professor Emerita, UC Santa Cruz).

Diary of a Detour is a memoir of living with a chronic form of cancer, but it detours frequently into other genres and cross-disciplinary landscapes. With illustrations by Amy Adler (Visual Arts UCSD).

"Diary of a Detour is wonderful on so many levels. Besides being an extraordinary writer, Lesley Stern is emotionally and intellectually sophisticated in such subtle and deep ways." - Donna Haraway

"A mixture of the mundane and the medical, the ordinary and the extraordinary." - Kirkus Reviews

"It's the most pleasurable cancer book imaginable. I was riveted." - Eileen Myles

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