Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wait, did I tell you that I'm doing a reading in Denver? Hello Denver!!! Tell your friends...

Okay, so I'll be reading from So Many Ways to Sleep Badly -- since this is my first time in Denver, this will be my first reading here too -- bring your friends, your enemies, your lovers, your haters, and especially your questions and conversation -- I can't wait!!!

Here are the details:
Saturday, July 23, 7 pm
27 Social Centre
2727 W. 27th Ave. (enter through side entrance)
Denver, Colorado
A benefit for the Denver Zine Library and Sent(a)mental Studios
$5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds
Books will be available for sale, and of course I'll be available to sign them!

Oh, did you want a reminder about So Many Ways to Sleep Badly? Here you go...

"A gender-bending novel [that] unearths subjects still relatively untouched in popular culture... you're not going to be reading anything similar elsewhere."
--The Times (London)

“When I read the first chapter of the newest novel by San Francisco poster child for surviving-and-thriving gender/queer punks everywhere, I felt like I was being yelled at by an excited, manic friend who was pacing around a roach-infested kitchen, occasionally breaking into a runway walk while wearing hot pants made of burnt rainbow flags… The rapid-fire, honest glimpse into the post-gay ruins of San Francisco will likely break even the toughest punk heart.”
-- NOW Magazine (Toronto)

“Like William S. Burroughs meets David Sedaris, offering a sort of surreal urban grit with poisoned-arrow that stings and sometimes reveals.”
-- San Francisco Chronicle

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s exhilarating new novel is about struggling to find hope in the ruins of everyday San Francisco -- battling roaches, Bikram Yoga, chronically bad sex, NPR, internet cruising, tweakers, the cops, $100 bills, chronic pain, the gay vote, vegan restaurants, and incest, with the help of air-raid sirens, herbal medicine, late-night epiphanies, sea lions, and sleeping pills. So Many Ways to Sleep Badly unveils a gender-bending queer world where nothing flows smoothly, except for those sudden moments when everything becomes lighter or brighter or easier to imagine.

And yes, I know everyone is obsessed with Facebook, so guess what? There's an invite over there, so you can tell your friends that way too...

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