Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Arts and Lecture Series will present author Chuck Klosterman at 7 p.m. on April 22 in the Betty R. Tipton Room, where he will discuss how pop culture shapes a person's identity.
Klosterman is the New York Times best-selling author of six books of nonfiction and essays, including "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" and "I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains," and two novels "Downtown Owl" and "The Visible Man," all of which focus on American popular culture. His debut book, "Fargo Rock City," was a winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He has written for GQ, Esquire, Spin, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Believer and the A.V. Club. Klosterman currently covers sports and popular culture for ESPN and writes "The Ethicist" column for the New York Times Magazine.
In his fresh, candid observations and metaphoric illustrations, Klosterman astounds and informs his readers on a variety of topics--love, music, sports and others--within the broad context of American popular culture. In the process, he contemplates how popular culture can define individual and group identity, with the movies we watch, the music we listen to and the television shows we obsess over becoming the subscript of our lives. Klosterman shows us how pop culture becomes inextricably linked with our memories, how it helps us understand the world, and what this says about us as individuals and as a society.
"An Evening with Cluck Klosterman" will include a question-and-answer session and a book signing following the lecture presentation.Tickets for Arts and Lecture Series events are $10 for the public. Reserve yours by calling (860) 465-0036 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.