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The City Lights website says this has been cancelled

In 2002 artists Harrell Fletcher and artist/writer/filmmaker Miranda July (“Me and You and Everyone We Know” and the recent story collection No One Belongs Here More Than You http://noonebelongsheremorethanyou.com ) founded a website that gives art “assignments” to the public and posts the resulting photographs, drawings, videos and texts.

Five years, sixty-three assignments, and more than five thousand reports later, http://learningtoloveyoumore.com has become that rare site that actually inspires you to step away from the computer and into your life.

Fletcher and July have carefully selected the most extraordinary entries from this vast and growing archive and collected them in the new book, Learning to Love You More. Over 200 kisses, banners, public acts, arguments, and imaginary phone calls are collected here.

The result is by turns hilarious, moving, inspiring, and always thought-provoking—a challenge to the traditional idea of what and who makes art. A paperback priced low enough to be accessible to all, this collaboration is a complex and poignant look into the way people really live, think, act, and love.

Miranda July http://mirandajuly.com is a filmmaker, performing artist and writer. July’s videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in the 2002 and 2004 Whitney Biennials (2004 featured Learning to Love You More). Her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, was published this year to enthusiastic reviews, and her fiction has been printed in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker.

She wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. July recently debuted a at The Kitchen (NY), and is currently working on her second movie.

Photos from her July reading at Modern Times


It would be good to get to City Lights early

Official Website: http://www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=151

Added by srhodes on August 22, 2007



fyi, this event has been cancelled...i just checked the citylights website. so sad! i was looking forward to it.


Noooo! :(