Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Four readings in the next few weeks!!!


How exciting—I’ll be participating in four amazing readings in the next few weeks!!! Here are the details…

First, tomorrow, I’ll be reading at Seattle Lit Crawl for the first time (hopefully the first of many!)—the reading starts at 7 p.m. sharp, in the gorgeous lobby of the Sorrento Hotel, and here are the details…

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Flashers
Thursday, October 22, 7 p.m.
Sorrento Hotel
900 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Flash fiction about things that make us go “hmmm.” Hosted by Rebekah Anderson and Lars Garvey Laing-Peterson, with Kevin Emerson, Suzanne Morrison, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Here’s the Facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1688101104759012/

And, next Thursday, I’ll be at the Tacoma Art Museum to read a piece I wrote in response to their epic show Art AIDS America—the event includes free admission to the show, and is my first-ever reading in Tacoma!!! Here are the details…

Gay City and GSBA present an evening with Art AIDS America
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, Washington 98402
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (I’m guessing the readings will start at 6)

With readings by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Greg Brisendine, Smitty Buckler, Tara Hardy, Garfield Hillson, Dorothy Frances Kent, Joshua Koets, and Cole Arden Peake

Art AIDS America is a groundbreaking exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum that underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. It introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present.

Gay City and GSBA proudly present a special evening with 8 queer writers who have seen and responded to this powerful exhibition with new works.

There is no charge for this event, including a special chance to view the Art AIDS America exhibition. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Howard Kwong: howard@gaycity

And, the Facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620560661528021/

And then, November starts off with the Seattle reading for Great Weather for Media, 4 p.m. at Hugo House on November 1. I’ll be reading a preview from my next novel, Sketchtasy. Here are the details…

Great Weather for Media at Hugo House
Sunday, November 1, 4 p.m.
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology "Before Passing" with an amazing lineup...

Featuring contributors and special guests: Toni La Ree Bennett, Will Gibson, Thomas Hanchett, David Lawton, Richard Loranger, Mary Mackey, Jane Ormerod, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

"Before Passing" is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond.

A great event page on the Hugo House site:
http://hugohouse.org/event/great-weather-for-media-anthology-release-party/

And, the Facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/771454846315850/

And, last, I will be in conversation with Andrea Kleine for the Seattle launch of her debut novel, Calf, at Elliott Bay Book Company on November 2. Andrea and I have never met, but it turns out that we both escaped the horrors of Washington, DC to make our way in the world as mesmerizing artistes, hooray! Andrea’s book, which takes place in DC at the dawn of the ‘80s, is filled with so many details from my childhood that this adds another haunting dimension to an already haunting book—I know we are going to have a great conversation! Here are the details…

Andrea Kleine with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Elliott Bay Book Company
Monday, November 2, 7 p.m.
1521 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98112

Writer and performance artist Andrea Kleine’s debut novel, Calf (Soft Skull Press), was inspired by John Hinckley, Jr.’s 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and by the murder of her close childhood friend that same year.  Made up of dual narratives and told over the course of one year, her account is a fictionalized account of these two converging events. "Dread stalks every page, and the result is unsettling, scary, and often brilliant. For readers looking for a sharp, twisted narrative, this is a keeper." —Publishers Weekly

And, the Facebook invite...
https://www.facebook.com/events/1644654865817294/

Hooray!!!
 

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