Jessica Hopper with NIGHT MOVES in conversation with Laurie (CANCELED)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Jessica Hopper will be in conversation with local chef and musician Laurie Stirratt. Stirratt, well known as half of Blue Mountain, maintains an active performance schedule with her band Teardrop City and other local musicians, when she is not busy managing Chicory Market.  

Written in taut, mesmerizing, often hilarious scenes, Night Moves captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. Drawing on her personal journals from the aughts, Jessica Hopper chronicles her time as a DJ, living in decrepit punk houses, biking to bad loft parties with her friends, exploring Chicago deep into the night. And, along the way, she creates an homage to vibrant corners of the city that have been muted by sleek development. A book birthed in the amber glow of Chicago streetlamps, Night Moves is about a transformative moment of cultural history--and how a raw, rebellious writer found her voice.

About the Author
Jessica Hopper is a music critic and the author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic. She was formerly the Editorial Director at MTV News, and an editor at Pitchfork and Rookie. Her essays have appeared in Best Music Writing for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011. Her book The Girls' Guide to Rocking was named one of 2009's Notable Books For Young Readers by the American Library Association.

Event address: 
Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
Books: 
Night Moves By Jessica Hopper Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781477317884
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - September 18th, 2018