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Kathe Burkhart “Almost Heaven”

@ Courtesy of Participant After Dark

Wed, Nov 15 - Sun, Dec 31  2023

Participant After Dark - Online

Participant After Dark presents an online video premiere of a durational literary performance featuring Kathe Burkhart reading her new book, "Almost Heaven," in its entirety on November 15, 2023.

Almost Heaven is a collection of twenty interrelated stories full of Southern discomfort mostly set in 1970s West Virginia, a place that is plagued by the dark side of the American dream: transgenerational trauma and poverty, the ghosts of the Civil War, and a drug subculture that preceded the current Opioid Crisis but had no name yet. This video is presented in conjunction with exhibitions of Burkhart’s work at New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections and at Cheim & Read.

The video is available from November 15, 2023 till December 31, 2023 via this link.