Weird and Queer Texts for Women with Wild Texas Minds: Readings by Anna Joy Springer and Janice Lee
Kaboom Books, 7:30pm-9:00pm
3116 Houston Ave.
”Two startlingly strange, defiantly brilliant women from Los Angeles. Two extravagantly excessive and disarmingly distracting prose innovators. One refreshingly queer, the other comfortingly weird. One a survivor of nineties riot grrrrl, the other a survivor of the CalArts experimental writing MFA.
Anna Joy Springer and Janice Lee.
And they are on a tour of the Southwest and Northwest part of the US:http://janicel.com/news/daughter-vrrl-book-tour-august-1-19
So come and hear them.
This will be the third event in the As-Yet-Unnamed-But-Really-Quite-Lovely-Reading-Series on the back patio of Kaboom Books.
(For those who are keeping track, previous events included the one in May for Let the Ponies Have Plenty of Room and the event in June for Jen Hofer and Javier Huerta.)
So please come and drink wine and beer and eat the delicious bites prepared by the ever-fabulous Dee Dillman, proprietor of Kaboom Books with her more misanthropic half, John Dillman.
Here are bios with more info on our glorious line-up:
Anna Joy Springer is a prose writer and visual artist who makes grotesques - creating hybrid texts that combine sacred and profane elements to evoke intensely embodied conceptualemotional experiences in readers. Formerly a singer in the Bay Area bands, Blatz, The Gr’ups, and Cypher in the Snow, Anna Joy has toured the United States and Europe being a wild feminist punk performer, and also toured with the all-women spoken word extravaganza, Sister Spit. She is author of the illustrated novella, The Birdwisher (Birds of Lace). She received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, and is now Associate Professor of Literature at University of California at San Diego, where she truly loves teaching courses in Experimental Writing, Graphic Texts, and Postmodern Feminist Literatures.
Janice Lee is a writer, artist, editor, designer, curator. She has been published in numerous journals, including antennae, Everyday Genius, Action Yes, elimae, & Black Warrior Review, and is the author of two highly acclaimed novels: KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Publishing, 2010): a multidisciplinary exploration of cyborgs, brains, and the stakes of consciousness; and DAUGHTER (Jaded Ibis Press, 2011). She is currently Co-Editor of the online journal [out of nothing], Co-Founder of the interdisciplinary arts organization Strophe, & Reviews Editor at HTMLGIANT. Most recently, she was selected by John D’Agata as the Black Warrior Review Nonfiction Grand Prize winner.”