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Catch Deke Weaver and Brett Ashley Kaplan in conversation this Saturday

Deke Weaver, artist and professor at the University of Illinois, and Brett Ashley Kaplan, author and professor at the U of I, will be in conversation at The Literary at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd. 

Weaver, known for his lifelong, ongoing project the Unreliable Bestiary, is working on his next installment (planned for late 2023), Cetacean (it means whale, basically). Kaplan’s debut novel, Rare Stuff, is a story of love and loss and also features whales. They are both very interesting and super smart people, so this conversation is not to be missed. 

They were in conversation about a year ago for the Edge Effects podcast, and you can listen to that here

Deke Weaver and Brett Ashely Kaplan in Conversation 
The Literary
122 N Neil St 
Sat Dec 3rd
5 p.m.

Top image by Apolonia Wielgus (left) and courtesy of Brett Ashley Kaplan (right). 


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