THIS UPCOMING EVENT means a lot to me. I’ll be back in town to speak to the MFA students at the Center for Documentary Studies, where I was based for fifteen years and where I did much of my Smith and Jazz Loft work. The event also features writer Allan Gurganus, to whom Gene Smith’s Sink is dedicated, and Jem Cohen’s short film based on the “Chuck-will’s-widow” chapter in the book. Should be fun. Books provided by the carefully curated Letters Bookshop.
Oh, and the event will be held about two blocks from Gene Smith’s literal sink, pictured here, which sits in my old downtown loft that we still own after moving to Bloomington. This loft and on this sink is where the book took it’s final unorthodox form.