Losing Music with John Cotter and Michael Henry

$0.00 Members
$0.00 Non-members

Join us for a lively reading and celebration of John Cotter's acclaimed memoir, Losing Music, followed by a conversation between Cotter and Lighthouse co-founder Michael Henry (Mountain Biking The Colorado Trail)

A devastating memoir that sheds urgent, bracingly honest light on both the taboos surrounding disability and the limits of medical science, Losing Music is refreshingly vulnerable and singularly illuminating—a story that will make readers see their own lives anew.  Check out these rave reviews in the Washington Post and the Wall Street JournalBooks will be available on site from our friends at The Bookies.

Join us before the event, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM for Friday 500, a two-hour opportunity to write 500 words before the weekend (which can be extended if you're on a roll!), and from 5:00 to 6:00 PM for a casual happy hour. 

John Cotter is the author of the memoir Losing Music, which came out in May from Milkweed Editions, as well as the novel Under the Small Lights. His essays and stories have appeared in Guernica, Epoch, Raritan, Commonweal, New England Review, The New York Times Magazine, Georgia Review, and Joyland. He's been an Artist in Residence at SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine, and a resident fellow at the James Merrill House in Stonighton, Connecticut. He was presented with the Lighthouse Writers' Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence in 2018.

Michael Henry is Lighthouse Writers Workshop's co-founder and executive director.  His latest book, Mountain Biking the Colorado Trail, came out in May of this year. He's published two full-length collections of poetry, No Stranger Than My Own and Active Gods, both with Conundrum Press. In 2017, he was awarded a Livingston Fellowship from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, and he's formerly won a Colorado Council on the Arts fellowship for poetry.  

Instructor: John Cotter Learn More


Oct 06, 2023 6:00pm - 7:00pm