Return to the 1980s! w/ Kevin Smokler: A Night of 80's Movie Trivia

Join us for a very special author event with Kevin Smokler, author of Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies. In conjunction with the release of the second season of Stranger Things, Kevin Smokler will join us in the BookBar for a night of totally righteous 80's movie Trivia. Come dressed in your best '80s gear for an additional chance to win prizes! 

About the Book:
From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of the "Goondocks" in Astoria and the "time of your life" dirty dancing resort still alive and well in Lake Lure, NC, '80s teen movies left their mark not just on movie screen and in the hearts of fans, but on the landscape of America itself. Like few other eras in movie history, the '80s teen movies has endured and gotten better with time. In Brat Pack America, Kevin Smokler gives virtual tours of your favorite movies while also picking apart why these locations are so important to these movies.

Including interviews with actors, writers, and directors of the era, and chock full of interesting facts about your favorite '80s movies, Brat Pack America is a must for any fan. Smokler went to Goonies Day in Astoria, OR, took a Lost Boys tour of Santa Cruz, CA, and deeply explored every nook and cranny of the movies we all know and love, and it shows.

Kevin Smokler is the author of the essay collection Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven’t Touched Since High School (2013) which the Atlantic Wire called “truly enjoyable” and the editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times, a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2005. In 2013, he was BookRiot’s first ever Writer in Residence. As a performer, he’s told stories on-stage at events in San Francisco, Austin, New York and Boston. Kevin Smokler sits on the advisory boards of SXSW Interactive, Salon97 and Symbolia Maga-zine and speaks on the future of media and culture at companies (AOL), conferences (SXSW, The IdeaFestival) and universities (M.I.T, Stanford, University of Michigan) throughout North America. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and cat.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942600671
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - October 11th, 2016

Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616146566
Availability: Backordered
Published: Prometheus Books - February 19th, 2013