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JACK AND THE GHOST event at the American Swedish Institute with Chan Poling and Lucy Michell

When Nov 10, 2019 06:00 PM to
Nov 11, 2019 08:00 PM
Where American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Jack and the Ghost (Chan Poling and Lucy Michell)Chan Poling and Lucy Michell will be at the American Swedish Institute on Sunday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. for a hybrid reading and performance of their new book, Jack and the Ghost

 

Both evenings will begin with a reception in the Turnblad Mansion—enjoy a drink and some appetizers, and pick up a pre-signed copy of the book. Then, the revered stage actors Mark Benninghofen (Sunday) and Sally Wingert (Monday) will narrate the newly published tale as Chan and Lucy provide musical underscore and commentary. A Q&A with the authors will follow both performances.

 

 

Cost:
Ticket + Jack and the Ghost book and tote bag: $35 ASI members / $40 non-members / $20 child
Ticket only: $20 ASI members / $25 non-members / $10 child

To register, please visit the ASI's website here.

 

About the book:
In a tale weird and whimsical, as familiar as folklore and as strange as life itself, musical artists Chan Poling and Lucy Michell create a world where even the most hardened soul has to see that grief may be tough, but life is tougher.

 

"Jack and the Ghost is a gorgeously illustrated meditation on grief and loss, a poignant reminder to not let the ghosts of the past control the present." —Jeremy Messersmith

 

"Finally, a book with pictures that can put a waterproof mascara through its paces." —Dessa

 

"Chan Poling and Lucy Michell have put together a gorgeous little book featuring deep loss, the rebirth of life, and lush illustrations that remind me of Ludwig Bemelmans's art for the Madeline series." —Geoff Herbach, author of Stupid Fast 

 

"The poetic pacing of the sorrowful story conjures the fancy that it would be best read out loud in a pub, fireside, with a storm battering the windows." —Publishers Weekly

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