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Virtual Event – Gustavus Stadler
October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Gustavus Stadler for a virtual author event in celebration of his new Woody Guthrie biography, Woodie Guthrie: An Intimate Life.
Gustavus Stadler is a professor of English at Haverford College. A well-established scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century US culture and popular music. Woody Guthrie: An Intimate Life is a fresh and contemporary analysis of the overlapping influences of sexuality, politics, and disability on the art and mind of an American folk icon.
Professor Stadler will be joined in conversation by Deana McCloud, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center, loacted three blocks away from Magic City Books in the Tulsa Arts District.
This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance for the event, visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QeeEcnnKQ1iT0spKhHnKyQ.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the event on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 CDT.
Woody Guthrie: An Intimate Life will be on sale starting October 6 at Magic City Books. You can order your copy here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/woody-guthrie-an-intimate-life/237.
Part biography, part cultural history of the Left, Woody Guthrie offers a stunning revelation about America’s quintessential folk legend, who serves as a guiding light for leftist movements today. In his close relationship with dancer Marjorie Mazia, Guthrie discovered a restorative way of thinking about the body, which provided a salve for the trauma of his childhood and the slowly debilitating effects of Huntington’s disease. Rejecting bodily shame and embracing the power of sexuality, he came to believe that intimacy was the linchpin for political struggle. By closely connecting to others, society could combat the customary emotional states of capitalist cultures: loneliness and isolation. Using intimacy as one’s weapon, Guthrie believed we could fight fascism’s seductive call.