Rules To Live By
Time 2:15–3:15 p.m.
Location: Western Bank Stage, Wordplay 2019
Featuring Lorna Landvik—Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) | Helen Ellis—Southern Lady Code
Moderator Gretchen Anthony
Southerners and Midwesterners alike pride themselves on their modern sensibilities with biting undertones. Essays by Helen Ellis in Southern Lady Code examine the hilarious ways in which a Southerner navigates her way through big city life. Lorna Landvik uses her wit in Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) to tell the story of local legend Haze Evans after having a stroke. Both of these comedians examine culture and poke fun at two American cultures with strange peculiarities. Both of these authors provide insights into the ways in which, despite our differences, we can look at ourselves and laugh.