Slackjaw Columnist Jim Knipfel talks, with Andy Slater
Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hosted by Quimby’s Bookstore
Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where he wrote the long-running and popular “Slackjaw” column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, Quitting the Nairobi Trio, These Children Who Come at You With Knives, The Blow-off: A Novel, and, most recently, Residue. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Village Voice, The Believer, OZY, and countless other publications. He’s also blind, and currently lives in the last remaining vestige of true Brooklyn.
2018 University of Illinois at Chicago 3Arts Fellow and self-described local blindo Andy Slater aka as Velcro Lewis, will share excerpts from his memoir-in-progress, “Permission To Fail.” He is the author of the comic How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up.