For the next Book Club (on Tuesday, June 27th, at 7:00 pm Central Time, meeting on Zoom) we will be having the author join us. Henry Kisor will join us on Zoom to answer our questions about his memoir “What’s that pig outdoors: A Memoir of deafness.” It is a skillfully written memoir about living his life after becoming deaf at 3 years old. Kisor spent his career in journalism as a book review editor for The Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Daily News.
From the book description on Amazon: ”Widely praised in popular media and academic journals when it was first published in 1990, What’s That Pig Outdoors? opened new conversations about the deaf. Bringing those conversations into the twenty-first century, Kisor updates the continuing disagreements between those who advocate sign language and those who practice speech and lip-reading, discusses the increased acceptance of deaf people’s abilities and idiosyncrasies, and considers technological advancements such as blogging, instant messaging, and hand-held mobile devices that have enabled deaf people to communicate with the hearing world on its own terms.”
If you have questions for Henry, please email them by June 20th to Laura firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be accepting questions during the Book Club but this just allows Henry more time to answer your questions. Please register to receive a Zoom link.
About the HLAA-TC Book Club: The HLAA-TC Book Club meets every month throughout the year on the fourth Tuesday of the month. We alternate between reading fiction and nonfiction books each month and our selections often deal with hearing loss, deafness or disability. We are meeting virtually on Zoom and have had several authors and special guests join us to discuss the books. We meet in the evenings on Zoom (with computer/AI captions). For more information about the book club, and to see a tentative 2023 reading schedule, please visit our website: https://www.hlaatc.org/book-club/