Perfectly Queer Plus Reading “Nick White & Friends”
July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Mississippi-born author Nick White is visiting San Francisco on his book tour. He’ll be reading with friends Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Dave Madden, and Hilary Zaid at a Perfectly Queer Plus reading at Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro St. on Tuesday, July 24, from 7pm to 8pm. Nick will read from his short story collection, Sweet & Low. Free admission, free refreshments, and sweet door prizes. Book signing follows the readings.
Here’s more about the authors:
Lucy Jane Bledsoe will read from her new novel, The Evolution of Love. She is the author of six novels, including The Evolution of Love and A Thin Bright Line. Her fiction has won a California Arts Council Fellowship in Literature, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, a Pushcart nomination, a Yaddo Fellowship, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships. Her story collection, Lava Falls, is forthcoming this fall. Bledsoe lives in the Bay Area, where she spends as much time as possible kayaking in the bay, as well as hiking and cycling in the hills.
Dave Madden is the author of the story collection, If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, and a nonfiction book on taxidermy. He’ll read from the story collection. Dave has been a fellow at the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, as well as the MacDowell Colony. He currently directs the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.
Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer and the just-released short-story collection Sweet and Low. He is an Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in a variety of places, including The Kenyon Review, Guernica, The Hopkins Review, Indiana Review,The Literary Review, and Lit Hub.
Hilary Zaid will read from her recent novel Paper Is White, about which Alexander Chee, author of Queen of the Night and How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, has said: “Written across histories as seemingly varied as Lithuania’s Jewish Kovno Ghetto and Queer Nation San Francisco, Paper Is White connects them in a very different sort of adventure novel, where remembering someone you love becomes one of the most radical things you can do.” Hilary was 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and is an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop.