Author's Forum Presents: My Beautiful Hook-Nosed Beauty Queen Strut Wave and Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems: A Conversation with Jeff Kass and Scott Beal
Scott Beal and Jeff Kass are local teachers/instructors who have worked together teaching teenagers in the Literary Arts program at the Neutral Zone for more than a decade. They are co-authors of a previous book, Underneath: The Archeological Approach to Teaching Creative Writing. Both Beal and Kass are fathers of (newly teenaged) daughters as well, and while their styles of writing are different, and what they talk about in their respective books is different, they are both performance poets who have had success competing in poetry slams as well as publishing success and "walk in a lot different worlds together." These collections are initial forays into poetry publication by Dzanc Books.
The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, & Ann Arbor Book Festival.
Additional sponsorship for this event provided by the Department of English Language and Literature.
Book signing and sale courtesy of Bookbound.
Scott Beal and Jeff Kass