Saturday, March 3rd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
THERE: a novel of manners
by Lonely Christopher
(Writers’ Collective of Kristiania, Inc.)
The Atheist in the Attic
by Samuel R. Delany
We invite you to join us at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room to celebrate these two brand new fiction titles! Free and open to the public. Reading, Q&A, and book signing.
Hosted by Gregory Laynor.
Lonely Christopher is the author of the poetry collections Death & Disaster Series (Monk Books, 2014) and The Resignation (Roof Books, forthcoming 2018). His short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse was a 2011 selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery imprint of Akashic Books and his first novel, THERE, was published by The Writer’s Collective of Kristiania in 2017. His plays have been presented in Canada, China, and the United States. His film credits include several international shorts and the feature MOM, which he wrote and directed. He lives in Brooklyn.
Born into a distinguished Harlem family, Samuel R. Delany was a success at nineteen, changing the tone, the content, and the very shape of modern science fiction with his acclaimed novels and stories that bridged the apparent gap between science and fantasy to explore gay sexuality, racial and class consciousness, and the limits of imagination and memory. His vast body of work includes memoir, comics, space adventure, mainstream novels, homosexual erotica, and literary criticism of a high order. Until his recent retirement he was a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University.
Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room
345 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107