Artpace is excited to kick off the first book club meeting of the year in discussion with author Marisol Cortez and artist Sabra Booth. Luz at Midnight is a genre-hopping narrative that layers story with reporting, poetry, scholarship, and teatro. Luz questions the nature of desire and power, asking: What throws us into the path of those we love, and what pulls us apart?
Rooted in San Antonio, Marisol Cortez writes across genre about place and power for all the other borderwalking weirdos out there. Always a poet, for a time she strayed into an academic career, earning a Ph.D. in cultural studies before returning to San Antonio to write in service of movements to protect la madre tierra. A mama of two, she currently juggles writing, parenting, and co-editing responsibilities for Deceleration, an online journal of environmental justice thought and praxis.
Sabra Booth is an MFA graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a BFA graduate from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. Early experiences on the beaches of south Florida and her present exploration of the Texas landscape affect her artistic vision. Booth’s studio practice offers interpretative observations of nature, while addressing complex ecological issues.
The book club meeting will be held virtually on Zoom, Saturday, February 26, at 2pm. Reading Red Book Club is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Purchase a signed copy of the book from The Shop at Artpace throughout the duration of Sabra Booth’s Main Space exhibition Snow Shadows, specially discounted for the month of February.
Purchase the book from the publisher at flowesongpress.com or pick up a copy from San Antonio Public Library.