Monday 6/26: Mel Goodman discusses and signs Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore....more
Posts Tagged: Amelia Gray
Wednesday 6/21: Cuban writer Achy Obejas (The Tower of the Antilles—our June book club pick!), currently Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College, reads from her forthcoming story collection. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights.
Charif Shanahan, Nancy Patrice Davenport, André Le Mont Wilson, Andrew J....more
Saturday 6/18: Don’t miss Chicago Pride Fest (not to be confused with the parade next week) in Boystown!...more
I sort of just follow the impulse to go there and to sit with an uncomfortable emotion or an uncomfortable physical thing.
In conversation with radio host David Naimon, writer Amelia Gray talks about her new short story collection, Gutshot; strangeness and estrangement; disgust and discomfort; and many other eccentric topics....more
There are countless metaphors for love: a rose, a flame, a garden, a loaded gun, a battlefield. We’ve heard them all—or so we thought. This week at Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Joyland editor Lisa Locascio recommended Amelia Gray’s story, “The Swan as Metaphor for Love.” The title sounds lovely, evoking peaceful lakes and graceful swan necks bent toward each other, beaks kissing, to form the shape of a heart....more
This is the week of fantastical fiction, of the weird and the magical, of re-imagining fairy tales and urban legends, of making the familiar strange and the strange familiar. On Tuesday, a new edition of Angela Carter’s seminal 1979 story collection The Bloody Chamber was released to mark what would have been Carter’s 75th birthday, had she not passed in 1992....more
A San Diego-based arts collective, So Say We All, called for submissions based on the prompt: “Tonight, the world will end. Everything you love will cease to exist. How do you spend your last 24 hours? When everything you know is going to die, how do you live?”...more
In her debut novel, Threats, Amelia Gray is coy about plot in deference to the beauty and urgency of people’s thoughts....more
This week in New York Jennifer Egan and Jane Mendelsohn talk about rocking out, Happy Ending provides us with another happy ending, Jakub Ziolkowski exhibits at Hauser & Wirth, David Farley asks who stole Jesus’s foreskin, She & Him sing, Ask Me goes queer, The White Ribbon still runs at Film Forum, Hedy goes ‘single white female’ on her ass, and of course vintage, vintage, vintage at The Flea....more