Janet Kozachek / My Women, My Monsters -POSTPONED until further notice
September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Book Launch and Art Exhibition: My Women, My Monsters, written and illustrated by Janet Kozachek
Meet the author for a book signing and have an opportunity to view the original illustrations. Illustrations will also be available for purchase.
Reception: Thursday, September 24, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Light refreshments served.
Janet Kozachek’s lavishly illustrated poetry chapbook conjures monsters of the feminine kind for a post modern world – monsters who would be goddesses of power and grandeur if not for their mistaken identities. Through poetry and art, Kozachek also gives form and voice to fears, anger and duplicities that most everyone may recognize, regardless of gender. Stormwater Studios presents an opportunity to meet the artist, hear witty verse, view original drawings, and obtain signed copies of My Women, My Monsters, published by Finishing Line Press.
“Read this book for the fun of it, and take a good long look at it too. My Women, My Monsters is a joy to behold. Hester Prynne and J. K. Rowling might have created some such monstrous merriment. Miraculously, Janet Kozachek created it all. Erudition, wit, and artistry flow freely on these pages. You may think this book is just a lark. Think again. It is a glorious exorcism.”
“Larry Rhu, Todd Chair in the Italian Renaissance, Emeritus, University of South Carolina”
“In this book, Janet Kozachek, through her evocative illustrations and often biting poems, removes the lid of the cauldron containing several familiar feminine monsters–monsters that women know from their everyday encounters with other women and also from uncomfortable glances within. Thank you, Janet!”
Janet A. Walker
Professor of Comparative Literature
“The women within us and the women of literary and cultural history, with their longings and frustrations, their magnificent madness, spring forth in Janet’s drawings to meet us honestly as our shadow selves. Our fascination is matched only by our reckoning.”
-Professor Tamara Miles, Poet, Instructor of English and Humanities. Orangeburg Technical College
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