Warren Lehrer

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Award-winning writer, designer and visual literature 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 protagonist: a controversial author who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. The book won the 2014 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Outstanding Book of the Year Award and 2014 Best New Fiction from the USA Best Book Awards. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Room 193
College of Liberal & Creative Arts, Creative Writing Department, Design and Industry Department
Joshua Singer
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In this funny and thought-provoking performance, Lehrer presents an overview of Mobley’s life in books, through Mobley’s cover designs and other biographical materials including animations and video performances of Mobley book excerpts. The resulting retrospective explores the creative process of a writer/artist, as it reflects upon a half century of American and global events, grapples with the future of the book as a medium and the lines that separate (and sometimes blur) truth, myth and fiction.


A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley