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In Person – Kate Baer
November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books will be celebrating our 4th anniversary on November 17 and we are proud to welcome best-selling author and poet Kate Baer for an in-person event to celebrate her new collection of poetry, I Hope This Finds You Well.
Kate Baer, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller What Kind of Woman, returns with I Hope This Finds You Well a collection of erasure poems created from notes she received from followers, supporters and detractors–an artform that reclaims the vitriol from online trolls and inspires readers to transform what is ugly or painful in their own lives into something beautiful.
Each ticket includes one (1) copy of I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer ($12 value) and one (1) seat at the event on Wednesday November 17, 2021 at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 East Reconciliation Way (one block north of Magic City Books in the Tulsa Arts District).
As we return to in-person programs, we want to provide a safe atmosphere for our visiting authors and all guests. We will require that all attendees will be fully vaccinated and not symptomatic of any communicable illnesses. Be sure to bring your vaccination card to the event on November 17. Mask wearing will be required at all indoor events.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm and all books will be available to pick up at the event.
If you have a ticket and are unable to attend the event, you will be able to pick up your book at Magic City Books during normal business hours. The last day for ticket holders to pick up I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer is Friday, January 7, 2022. We will make an effort to have signed books available for pick up but can not guarantee a signed copy.
About I Hope This Finds You Well:
“I’m sure you could benefit from jumping on a treadmill”
“Women WANT a male leader . . . It’s honest to god the basic human playbook”
These are some of the thousands of messages that Kate Baer has received online. Like countless other writers–particularly women–with profiles on the internet, as Kate’s online presence grew, so did the darker messages crowding her inbox. These missives from strangers have ranged from “advice” and opinions to outright harassment.
At first, these messages resulted in an immediate delete and block. Until, on a whim, Kate decided to transform the cruelty into art, using it to create fresh and intriguing poems. These pieces, along with ones made from notes of gratitude and love, as well as from the words of public figures, have become some of her most beloved work.
I Hope This Finds You Well is drawn from those works: a book of poetry birthed in the darkness of the internet that offers light and hope. By cleverly building on the harsh negativity and hate women often receive–and combining it with heartwarming messages of support, gratitude, and connection, Kate Baer offers us a lesson in empowerment, showing how we too can turn bitterness into beauty.
Kate Baer is an author and poet based on the East Coast. Her first book, What Kind Of Woman, was a #1 New York Times Instant Bestseller and featured in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue.com & The Chicago Review. Her work has also been published in The New Yorker, Literary Hub and The New York Times.