An intentionally fractured memoir-in-essays, Fierce and Delicate navigates the traditional geographies of South Florida, northern Michigan, New York City, Milwaukee, West Virginia, and also geographies of the body—long, supple limbs; knee replacements; remembered bodies and actual. It is a book about the world of professional dance and also about living with chronic disease, about being shattered yet realizing the power to assemble oneself again, in a new way.
In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page. Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast.
Tuesday | 2022 at noon
PRESENTER BIO: Renée K. Nicholson is the author of Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness, as well as two poetry collections, Postscript and Roundabout Directions to Lincoln Center. A former dancer, Renée is an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Certified Teacher and also hold a Profession Certificate from Columbia University in Narrative Medicine. Along with co-editors Dinty W, Moore and Erin Murphy, she edited the award-winning anthology Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives of Illness, Disability, and Medicine, and was the 2018 Recipient of the Susan S. Landis Award for Distinguished Service to Arts from the WV Division of Culture, History, and the Arts for her work writing with patients with cancer.
FEATURED BOOK: Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness
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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!