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How We Got Published
April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Middle celebrates the arts and all things creative. Come listen to Middle members as they discuss their specific works of books, articles, and essays, and gain insight into what it takes to become published writers. Do not miss this fun and engaging opportunity.
Featured authors include:
Kate Walter loved her life as a single gay woman and writer living in New York City’s famous Westbeth Artists Housing in Greenwich Village. In early 2020, just as the lively community was gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary, New York City went into Covid 19 pandemic lockdown. Westbeth turned into a ghost town. Kate’s carefully constructed social life crashed. Suddenly, she was trapped at home, living in the pandemic epicenter. Kate was lonely and scared. The isolation was hard on everyone—for cultural creators, perhaps an extra degree of hard. She melted down in lockdown. She dreamed the city was on fire. She hit the wall. But she picked herself up and called upon her resilience and spiritual practices to stay safe and get through the isolation. More than a year later, as Westbeth and New York City reawakened, Kate emerged with a deeper appreciation for her home and the everyday things she took for granted. As she gradually took off her mask and started to enjoy life again, she felt forever changed.
Rev. Ben Perry, author of Cry, Baby: Why Our Tears Matter (Release Date: May, 2023)
What happens when we cry—and when we don’t? In this lively excursion through the history, literature, physiology, psychology, and spirituality of crying, Benjamin Perry probes our tears’ secrets. Perry translates the language of tears for the rest of us, both criers and stoics alike. Cry, Baby explores humans’ rich legacy of weeping. What if weeping brings us closer to each other and to the world we deserve?