Harvard Book Store, 6/2 at 7pm ET: In Conversation with Andrew Leland * Boston, MA (Virtual)
Excited to be virtually visiting Harvard Book Store in conversation with fellow blind writer, editor, radio producer, and all-around fun human, Andrew Leland!
Harvard Book Store’s virtual event series welcomes award-winning writer, performer, and educator M. LEONA GODIN for a discussion of her latest, highly anticipated book, There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness. She will be joined in conversation by ANDREW LELAND, editor of the Believer and host and producer of KCRW’s The Organist.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021. 7pm ET – virtual. Visit the event at Harvard Book Store’s website, where you can find ticketing information—the event is free with a suggested $5 donation…Contribute to Support Harvard Book Store.
While payment is not required, we are suggesting a $5 contribution to support this author series, our staff, and the future of Harvard Book Store—a locally owned, independently run Cambridge institution. In addition, by purchasing a copy of There Plant Eyes on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.
Andrew Leland’s book about the strangeness, difficulty, and occasional joy of going blind very slowly is forthcoming from Penguin Press. He was senior producer on McSweeney’s 64, the Audio Issue, which will be out this August.
M Leona Godin
M. Leona Godin is a writer, performer, and educator who is blind. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Catapult, where she writes the column “A Blind Writer’s Notebook.” She was a 2019 Logan Nonfiction Fellow and has written and produced two theatrical productions: The Star of Happiness, based on Helen Keller’s time performing in vaudeville, and The Spectator and the Blind Man, about the invention of braille. She founded the online magazine Aromatica Poetica as a forum for exploring the arts and sciences of smell and taste, not specifically for, but welcoming to, blind readers and writers.
Harvard Book Store Event Series
Harvard Book Store’s award-winning event series continues online! Named “Best of Boston: 2020 Best Virtual Author Series” by Boston magazine.