Poet and memoirist Kenny Fries, reading from his just-published memoir, In the Province of the Gods.

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 buoh, 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.  https://www.kennyfries.com/bio/

Monday, October 16 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

White Gravenor, 201-A Georgetown University

Event Type

Arts, Theater, Student Events, Cultural

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Cost

Free

Presenter

Kenny Fries

Open to the public and the press?

Yes

Event Contact Name

Libbie Rifkin

Event Contact Email

lsr@georgetown.edu

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