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Kenny Fries embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he also discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and A-bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions about Japan, the body, and mortality are shaken, and he must find a way to reenter life on new terms.

Take a workshop with Kenny Fries:
Creative Entrepreneurship: Methods for the Working Writer, November 1, 2017 from 6-9pm
http://geminiink.org/event/kenny-fries-workshop/

Discover an array of practical and inspiring methods for empowering your writing life. One writer to another, we’ll actively explore short-term and long-term goal setting; real-life budgeting; researching appropriate grants and residencies; drafting cover letters, and submitting winning applications. We’ll also discuss alternative sources of income and creating a vibrant Internet/social media presence. Gain practical tools for becoming successful and self-sufficient.

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Kenny Fries is the author of In the Province of the Gods (2017) and Body, Remember (both from University of Wisconsin Press), among other acclaimed memoirs. He edited Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out (Plume), and his most recent book of poems is In the Gardens of Japan (2017). He received the Creative Capital literature grant, the Creative Arts Fellowship from the Japan/US Friendship Commission and the NationalEndowment for the Arts, and two Fulbrights (Japan and Germany). He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College. Visit kennyfries.com

Members, sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive a 15% discount.



MORE KENNY FRIES EVENTS

October 31—Talk & Q&A with Sheila Black, Free
November 3—Read his book with us for Book Club: In the Province of the Gods (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog), Free

TUPLOGOWords Matter Series

Gemini Ink and Trinity University Press join together to present a series of classes and lectures created around the vital life of the written word. This event takes place at The Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court.

Join us for a talk with two noted authors who’ve written extensively on disability poetics and the body. Celebrate our flesh-and-blood existence on the most ghostly night of all!

Kenny Fries is also teaching a workshop on Wed, Nov 1 from 6:30-9pm at Gemini Ink. Sign up now!
Creative Entrepreneurship: Methods for Gaining Self-Sufficiency as a Writer in the 21st Century

kenny-fries-400x600Kenny Fries is the author of In the Province of the Gods, The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory and Body, Remember. He edited Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. His books of poems include In the Gardens of Japan, Desert Walking, and Anesthesia and he was commissioned by Houston Grand Opera to write the libretto for The Memory Stone. He received the Creative Capital literature grant, the Creative Arts Fellowship from the Japan/US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was twice a Fulbright Scholar (Japan and Germany). He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College.

Visit kennyfries.com