Music legend, photographer, and writer Henry Rollins shares his new book, Occupants: Photographs and Writings by Henry Rollins, on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm at the Main Library. This event is co-sponsored by The Book Table which will have copies of the new book for sale and signing.
The event is free, but tickets are required. 150 tickets will be handed out in the Main Library Lobby beginning at 6 pm on October 18. People with tickets will be allowed to line up outside the Veterans Room venue once they have a ticket. Doors to the Veterans Room will open at 6:30 pm. Seating and standing room will be available on a first come, first serve basis. This will be an author event only; no live music.
Patrons who do not get tickets will be allowed to line up outside of the Veterans Room if they have purchased the new book, Occupants to be signed by Henry Rollins. Patrons will be allowed to ask Rollins to sign only one other item such as a CD or t-shirt.
For the past 25 years, Rollins has searched out the most desolate corners of the Earth - from Iran to Iraq, China to Syria and beyond - articulating his observations through music and words, on radio and television. His new book Occupants, features full-color photographs, taken by Rollins over the past few years in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Siberia, Vietnam, and other far-flung nations. His writings not only provide context and magnify the impact of the images, but lift them to the level of political commentary. This book is a visual testimony of anger, suffering, and resilience that will help its readers realize what is so easy to miss when tragedy and terror become numbing, constant forces - the quieter, stronger forces of healing, solidarity, faith and even joy.
Henry Rollins joined the Southern California band, Black Flag as vocalist in 1981. Upon its demise, Henry has formed the Rollins Band, and has been making records, writing books, and touring the world ever since. He has averaged over 100 shows a year for over 30 years.
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