WORD Presents Chris Stedman

09/19/2022 - 7:00pm

Join Chris Stedman and John Paul Brammer to chat about Chris' new book, IRL

This event takes place at Threes Brewing Greenpoint (113 Franklin St) at 7P, Monday September 19

Free Admission-- space is limited. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Seating is limited to allow for social distancing. Your name, address and phone number will be collected for contact tracing purposes. Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill. Location and time subject to change.

Masks appreciated

About the Book

"I am thankful for IRL. Chris Stedman is equal parts caring and indicting, and I hope this is a book that remains at the forefront of the discussion about our lives — digital and otherwise — for years to come." —Hanif Abdurraqib, author of A Little Devil in America

"A strangely prescient and timely guide to being more real digitally . . . His idea of digital life as drag has entirely reoriented my sense of self-presentation there, even as this brilliant book does more than that. By turns playful and wise, he makes us legible to ourselves and each other in new ways." —Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

It’s reflexive and common to view our online presence as fake; to see the internet as a space we enter when we aren’t living our real, offline lives. But ever since the pandemic pushed more and more of our work, relationships, and even leisure into digital space, the internet doesn’t feel so fake anymore. Every day, the lines between digital and “real” space blur even further. IRL explores what it means to be human in a time when many of us live more of our lives in front of a screen than ever before.

About the Author

CHRIS STEDMAN is a writer, activist, and professor who teaches in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of IRL: Finding Our Real Selves in a Digital World, first released in October 2020 with an updated edition released in August 2022. BuzzFeed Books called IRL "a must-read" and AV Club said it was "essential." Stedman is also the creator, writer, and host of Unread, named one of the best podcasts of 2021 by the Guardian, Vulture, HuffPost, Mashable, and the CBC, and honored by the 2022 Webby Awards. Additionally, he is the author of Faitheist and has written popular essays for outlets including the Atlantic, Pitchfork, BuzzFeed, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Washington Post.


In conversation with

JOHN PAUL BRAMMER is an author and illustrator from rural Oklahoma. His first book, ¡Hola Papi!, is based on his popular advice column of the same name and was released in June 2021 to critical acclaim, twice being named an Editors' Choice in the New York Times Book Review and being selected as a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. In 2022, Brammer was named the recipient of the Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award. He is currently a contributing columnist to the Washington Post, where his illustrations and words regularly appear. He is working on his second book and with production company Funny Or Die to develop ¡Hola Papi! for television. 

Irl: Finding Our Real Selves in a Digital World By Chris Stedman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781506485157
Published: Broadleaf Books - August 30th, 2022

"A must-read." --Buzzfeed

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In person at THREES BREWING GREENPOINT, 113 Franklin St., Brooklyn NY 11222

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