Ken Foster author of The Dogs Who Found Me
Saturday, October 20th, 7:00 PM
Join Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and special guest Elizabeth Crane, author of When the Messenger is Hot. For an evening or readings and dog hijinx.
Ken Foster will read a Chicago-based essay from his forth-coming collection DOGS I HAVE MET: And the People They Found. As he reads, he will be interrupted by the people and dogs he has written about, as they attempt to correct his memory of the events.
Disaster-prone writer and reluctant dog rescuer Ken Foster finds himself adopting an ever-growing collection of stray dogs, from a beagle abandoned in a New York City dog run to a pit bull in a Mississippi truck stop. Their circumstances offer a grounding counterpoint to his own misfortunes: the shock of New York City after 9/11, the evacuation of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and the day his heart nearly stopped for good. KEN FOSTER is the editor of two anthologies, including Dog Culture. His collection of short stories, The Kind I’m Likely to get, was a New York Times Notable Book. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, and The Believer. For more information, visit www.dogswhofoundme.com.