Portfolio Coffeehouse Presents ‘Long Beach Writers Read’ Featuring Greggory Moore
2012-01-06 · By Editor
Local authors return to Portfolio Coffeehouse in January for Long Beach Writers Read, a public reading and discussion where they will share select portions of their recently published works and answer questions from the audience. On January 23, author Greggory Moore will read from his novel, The Use of Regret, from 7-8:30 pm.
About the novel:
How to find within a life already lived a means to connect with the already-lost? The Use of Regret, a novel in 100+ intricately interconnected sections, is one man’s eternally recirculating journey though the truths and fictions and fantasies of a life that has left him with grave regrets about his absences and the person he turned out to be. Through his mental travels we (re)visit the paradoxical unions of singularity and plurality, separateness and togetherness, and language and the non-linguistic by way of considering the United States as both a single entity and a construction of 300 million minds.
About the author:
Except for his first two years of life (Ohio) and a much later four-month jag (Comoros, a third-worldy island nation in the Indian Ocean between southern Africa and Madagascar), Greggory Moore has always resided in Southern California, including his current digs in a historical landmark in downtown Long Beach. While there (here), he has done various things with words, including for the Los Angeles Times, the OC Weekly, The District Weekly, Daily Kos, L.A. Record, and Long Beach’s Gazette newspapers, along with a number of literary and film journals, Websites, etc. Currently he works as senior contributor for the Long Beach Post, as well as theatre-critic-in-residence for GreaterLongBeach.com.
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