Rikki Ducornet/Rosamond Purcell
Free Thursdays
FREE VERSE
RIKKI DUCORNET AND ROSAMOND PURCELL


THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 30, 2000
7:30 PM

FREE
AUDITORIUM



Join us for a magical evening inside the wunderkammer with writer-artist Rikki Ducornet and photographer-author Rosamond Purcell. Ducornet's highly imaginative fiction has been compared to the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino, and the Chicago Tribune says she writes "like a time-stunned traveler, testifying in breathless fragments to exotic ages that have gone or never were." The author of more than a dozen titles, her book of essays The Monstrous and the Marvelous examines cabinets of wonder from the Renaissance to modern times. Purcell's photographs can be found in major museums and collections throughout the world and have appeared in publications from Smithsonian to the New York Times. Her book, Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters, is based on the eponymous exhibition curated for the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and is itself "a collection of monstrous collections." Cosponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books. Free Verse is the Walker's new Free Thursdays series for poets and writers.

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