Live From Prairie Lights: Tim Lawrence

7:00 PM

Location: @ Prairie Lights Books

Price: Free

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Tim Lawrence will read from his disco chronicle, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980–1983.

"Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor is a remarkably intense piece of 'community history writing. It breathes life into an iconic historical epoch and sociocultural scene without ever retreating into nostalgia or naive celebration. In fact, there's something unexpectedly electrifying about reading Lawrence's exceptionally well-researched historical studies. It is the sensation of remotely yet meaningfully becoming part of something hitherto only secretly known. One becomes slowly yet unequivocally aware of how that specific era's cultural and sociopolitical conditions, so thoroughly reconstructed in these works, resonate with the current sense of cultural and political impasse." —Niels Van Tomme

Tim Lawrence is professor of cultural studies at the University of East London and the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970–1979 and Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973–1992.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jan Weissmiller in advance at jan@prairielights.com.

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