Reading with Lucas Mann
3:00pm EST November 15, 2013
Lucas Mann read from Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere, his out-of-the-ordinary story of following the Lumber-Kings, a baseball team in the Seattle Mariners’ farm system. 3 pm.
Lucas Mann earned his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was also the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. His essays and stories have appeared in or are forthcoming from Barrelhouse, New South, Wigleaf, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He teaches writing and journalism at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere is his first book.
“Mann offers a different sort of analysis, at once lyrical, intellectual and personal. His meditations on “a game that allows ample time for reflection and appreciation” lift Class A above the fray of more ordinary baseball books.” -The Boston Globe
“Lucas Mann’s Class A earns a position in a lineup that already includes Bang the Drum Slowly, The Natural, The Boys of Summer, Moneyball and The Art of Fielding because it offers a fresh, unexpected angle on this well-trodden game.”-NPR