|ISU alumni authors to give book reading|
|Written by Jenny Jackowski, Daily Vidette Reporter|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:30|
Jordan Cox and Evan Nave, both alumni of ISU, will present a reading of their latest work at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Cometogetherspace Gallery at 212 N. Roosevelt Road in downtown Bloomington.
Cox, who earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in creative writing, will be reading his work, “The Only Dead Elephant in the Fair.” Nave, now working toward his Ph.D, will read from “Thoughts Like:”
“The Only Dead Elephant in the Fair” is a fictional graphic narrative.
“So it has things that look like websites. It has pages that are more text-heavy and then pages that are more image-heavy,” Steve Halle, assistant director of the Publications Unit, said.
“It has a couple different threads or story lines, and they make a loose, cohesive narrative.”
Nave’s “Thoughts Like:” is a book of poetry chronicling his daily interaction with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
“It’s a coming of age story of the different kinds of thoughts that he would have that are characteristic of the disorder,” Halle said.
Both Cox and Nave will read for approximately 20 minutes.
Following the reading will be an audience question and answer session. Cox’s reading will be accompanied by an audio-visual presentation component.
Cox’s and Nave’s work have been published by the Publications Unit at ISU in collaboration with a publishing class Halle teaches in the English department.
He had the class edit and publish the work of Sutherland graduate students.
In this case, the works of Cox and Nave were involved.
After dividing the class into two groups, each group worked on one of the books. They brought the work from manuscript form through editing and designing, all the way to hand stitching the final copy. The class also helped market the work.
For more information on the book reading or to contact the authors, call Steve Halle at 309-438-3026 or email him at