Simon Morrison: Mirror in the Sky

Event graphic of Simon Morrison next to an image of the cover of Mirror in the Sky
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Free
BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks By Simon Morrison Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780520304437
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of California Press - October 4th, 2022

Join us in celebrating the release of Simon Morrison’s book Mirror in the Sky! He will be in conversation with Kristin Casey. The event will include a moderated discussion, a reading, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. 

EVENT INFO:

  • This event is free and open to the public.
  • Start time: 7 P.M.
  • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
  • Location: Second floor of BookPeople.
  • The author will be signing and personalizing copies of their book after the speaking portion of the event
    • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople. 

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary.
  • If you have any other questions, please email us at online@bookpeople.com

ABOUT MIRROR IN THE SKY

A stunning musical biography of Stevie Nicks that paints a portrait of an artist, not a caricature of a superstar.

Reflective and expansive, Mirror in the Sky situates Stevie Nicks as one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century.

This biography from distinguished music historian Simon Morrison examines Nicks as a singer and songwriter before and beyond her career with Fleetwood Mac, from the Arizona landscape of her childhood to the strobe-lit Night of 1000 Stevies celebrations.

The book uniquely:

  • Analyzes Nicks's craft—the grain of her voice, the poetry of her lyrics, the melodic and harmonic syntax of her songs.
  • Identifies the American folk and country influences on her musical imagination that place her within a distinctly American tradition of women songwriters.
  • Draws from oral histories and surprising archival discoveries to connect Nicks's story to those of California's above- and underground music industries, innovations in recording technology, and gendered restrictions.

ABOUT SIMON MORRISON

Simon Morrison specializes in 20th-century music, particularly Russian, Soviet, and French music, with special interests in dance, cinema, aesthetics, and historically informed performance based on primary sources. He has traveled to Tel Aviv, Beijing, Hong Kong, Montreal, Moscow, Copenhagen, and Bangkok to give invited lectures and graduate seminars, and divides his time between Princeton and Los Angeles.

Morrison is the author of Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks (California, 2022), Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement (California, 2002, 2019), The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev (Houghton, 2013), and The People’s Artist: Prokofiev’s Soviet Years (Oxford, 2009) as well as editor of Prokofiev and His World (Princeton, 2008) and, with Klara Moricz, Funeral Games: In Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié (Oxford, 2014).


ABOUT KRISTIN CASEY

Kristin Casey is a writer and recovered alcoholic and addict. Her memoir Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh documents their tumultuous six-year relationship and drug-fueled, train wreck breakup. She’s survived numerous addictions, suicide attempts, clinical depression, Catholicism, and the panhandle of Texas.

Her writing has appeared in the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, From the Asylum, $pread, and elsewhere. She writes about addiction, dependency, sexuality, and relationships. She resides in Austin, Texas, and works as an intimacy coach.


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