Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, 2001
Andre Perry is the author of the essay collection Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now (forthcoming November 2019). Perry lived in post-dot-com crash San Francisco in the early 2000s. He worked first in tech and advertising before becoming a middle-school teacher. At night, he navigated the local independent music scene, playing in several bands and producing events for artists across mediums. After moving to Iowa City in 2005, he co-founded the Midwest edition of the week-long music and literature gathering Mission Creek Festival. He continues to work on the festival as well as other arts and community-building projects. He teaches periodically at the University of Iowa and has worked closely with the Association for Performing Arts Professionals. He also writes and plays music.