This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.
Join us to celebrate the release of Mairead Case's See You In the Morning (featherproof), with readings from her, Jessa Crispin, and Selah Saterstrom, and the premiere of a dreamy new short film by Danielle Campbell.
Mairead Case is a working writer in Colorado. She is also a PhD student at the University of Denver, a columnist for Bookslut, and a poetry teacher at the women's jail. Before moving to Denver Mairead lived in Chicago for a decade, where she wrote for Punk Planet and worked at Louder Than a Bomb and the Poetry Foundation Library, among other places. Her book See You In the Morning is newly out from featherproof.
Selah Saterstrom is the author of three novels, most recently Slab (Coffee House Press 2015), which was also an award-winning play adapted for the stage by Square Product Theatre. She is the author of the forthcoming Ideal Suggestions: Essays in Divinatory Poetics (Essay Press, 2016), and curates Madam Harriette Presents, an occasional performance series. She is the Director of Creative Writing at the University of Denver.
Jessa Crispin is the founder and editor of the magazines Bookslut.com and Spoliamag.com. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project, published by The University of Chicago Press, and The Creative Tarot, published by Touchstone. She has written for many publications, some of which are still in existence. She has lived in Kansas, Texas, Chicago, Ireland, Berlin, among other places. She currently lives nowhere in particular.
Danielle Campbell is a media artist and curator based in Chicago, IL by way of San Antonio, TX. She is interested in the minimally grotesque, subtle suggestions of possession, humor and repulsion and uncanny environments. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, with a focus in cinema studies, performance and film/video. Always coming from a feminist perspective, she employs video to create character studies through portraits of female performers and artists. Her works function as photo-videos, using rich sound and limited camera movement to induce a sense of anxiety and suspension as a means to engage the viewer in a narrative. She is a previous artist in residence at the ACRE Residency in Steuben, WI and has exhibited her work in venues across the United States including Nightingale Cinema, Echo Park Film Center, Ballroom Projects, and Constellation. She is on the Screening Committee and works as the Party Coordinator for the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and is on the Programming Board for Chicago Filmmakers.
"See You In the Morning" is a book about three 17-year-olds, Rosie, John, and the narrator, who take care of each other one summer in a small Midwestern town. Rosie is a mystic romantic whose dad earned so much money writing screenplays that she doesn t need an after-school job.
When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she burned her settled Chicago life to the ground and took off for Berlin with a pair of suitcases and no plan beyond leaving. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a home as of understanding, a way of being in the world that demands neither constant struggle nor complete surrender.
On a slab that's all Katrina left of her Mississippi home, Tiger tells her story, and it is as American as Horatio Alger, Schwab's Pharmacy, and a tent revival. She was a stripper, but is she now a performance artist and best-selling author, and it is really Barbara Walters she's narrating this tale to?