Tuesday, July 21 at 7PM CDT
Anonymous (Duchess Goldblatt)
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt
In conversation with Lyle Lovett
This event will be broadcast live via Zoom
Registeration is now closed. Catch the Livestream on BookPeople's Facebook Live.
- Digital Doors Open at 6:45PM CDT
- Event Begins at 7:00PM CDT
NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.
ABOUT BECOMING DUCHESS GOLDBLATT
Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her.
@DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home—foremost among them, Lyle Lovett.
“The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself.” — Duchess Goldblatt
ABOUT DUCHESS GOLDBLATT
Duchess Goldblatt, 81, is the inspirational author of An Axe to Grind; Feasting on the Carcasses of My Enemies: A Love Story; and the heartwarming meditation on mothers and daughters Not If I Kill You First. A cultural icon, trophy ex-wife, friend to all humanity, and sponsor of the prestigious Goldblatt Prize in Fiction, she lives in Crooked Path, NY. She's fictional but her love is real.
Anonymous, the real-life person in whose mind Duchess Goldblatt lives and flourishes, has gathered all available truth and beauty for these pages. There's nothing else to give.
ABOUT LYLE LOVETT
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the defnition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Couples with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
Whether touring as "Duo" or with his "Acoustic Group" or his "Large Band," Lovett's live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him on eo f the most compelling and captivation musicians in popular music.
Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music's most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, beside the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Associant's inagural Trailblaser Award, and was named Texas State Musician.
His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.
By purchasing a book from BookPeople, you are not only supporting a local, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to BookPeople.