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January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Charles Moore
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH CHARLES MOORE
(Petite Ivy Press)
Monday, January 29, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Charles Moore discussing his book: Apropos of Running (Petite Ivy Press). Apropos of Running is at once a celebration of Moore’s journey to becoming an ultramarathoner as it is a candid, deeply personal interrogation of how race and culture are intertwined.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
A world-class marathoner who completed all six of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Based on Charles Moore’s experience running 20+ marathons between 2016- 2023, Apropos of Running is at once a celebration of his journey to becoming an ultramarathoner as it is a candid, deeply personal interrogation of how race and culture are intertwined.
The author explores the lack of diversity in marathoning from international races in major cities across Asia, Europe, and the United States, including his native Detroit. He shares with readers his intense path to completing over 20 marathons in a handful of years, including the prestigious Abbott World Marathon Majors-six marathons in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, and Tokyo.
As he digs into the behind-the-scenes training that went into each race, he takes us into a whole new dimension with his timely and unforgettable memoir of long-distance running. Moore is among the few to address the Venn diagram of Blackness and long-distance running. Apropos of Running is an essential testament to the persistence and power of Black marathon runners and how one man transformed his life and the sport of running by showing up time after time and competing at the highest level.
About the Author:
Charles Moore is a New York-based art historian, author, and curator. Moore is the author of the books The Black Market: A Guide to Art Collecting and The Brilliance of the Color Black through the eyes of art collectors. The Black Market, has been translated into ten languages. As a curator, his work focuses on abstract expressionism, color theory, and issues related to social justice. Moore is the recipient of the Titus and Venus legacy award at Harvard University, Artis curatorial residency, and numerous writing residencies. He is a contributing writer to notable publications including Juxtapoz, CULTURED, Artsy, Brooklyn Rail, The Art Newspaper, Artnet, and Fine Art Connoisseur. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, researching the life and career of abstract painter Ed Clark.
As an accomplished marathoner, Charles has completed 25 marathons since 2016, including all six of the Abbott World Majors and an ultramarathon. He is the recipient of the 2022 Tracksmith fellowship, supporting his recently published memoir, Apropos of Running, on his experience racing all over the globe.