Cocktails & Conversation

Thanks to Transylvania University and The Mane on Main for sponsoring this event!

Thursday, November 14, 2019
5-7 p.m.
The Mane on Main

15th Floor of Chase Tower, 201 East Main Street, Lexington, KY

Tickets required: $35 per person. Ticket includes admission, hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and signature cocktail. Purchase tickets online using the form below.

PARKING: Paid parking available in the parking garage adjacent to the Chase Tower.

KET's Renee Shaw in cinversation with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, author of Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir.


About the Moderator: Renee Shaw is managing producer of KET’s public affairs programs and content and currently serves as host of KET’s Kentucky Tonight and Connections with Renee Shaw. During sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly, she produces and hosts KET’s nightly Legislative Update, a half-hour recap of the day’s legislative news. In election season, she hosts KET’s live primary and election night coverage, and throughout the year she serves as a contributing host for several other KET public affairs series, including Health Three60 and Education Matters.

About the Book: When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group "performs," the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she "plays" for audiences genuinely moved by the performance unable to differentiate real from fake. Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender.
About the Author: Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman is the author of Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir (Norton, 2019). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, McSweeney's, Brevity, and Hippocampus. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University and a PhD in English from the University of North Texas. She teaches creative writing at Northern Kentucky University and lives in Newport, Kentucky.

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