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PRIDE: A Celebration of Classic & New Queer Fiction

Thursday June 27, 2019
07:00 pm

Tags: Event

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Writers Jean Kyoung Frazier, Andrea Lawlor, Paul Lisicky, and Jordy Rosenberg will share a selection from their favorite classic LGBTQ fiction as a way to reflect upon the fifty year anniversary of the Stonewall riots. They will then read from their own work. Attendees are invited to continue celebrating with our panelists on our terrace bar.


 

Jean Kyoung Frazier is a recent graduate of the Columbia University MFA Fiction program. Her debut novel, Pizza Girl, forthcoming from Doubleday (Summer 2020), is about a pregnant pizza delivery girl who falls into obsession with an older woman she delivers to.


Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College, edits fiction for Fence magazine, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Their writing has appeared in various literary journals including Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II. Their publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, a 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards. Paul, originally published by Rescue Press in 2017, has been re-released in the US by Vintage/Knopf and published in the British Commonwealth by Picador UK.


Paul Lisicky is the author of The Narrow Door (a New York Times Editors' Choice), Unbuilt Projects, The Burning House, Famous Builder, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Conjunctions, Fence, The New York Times, Ploughshares, Tin House, and in many other magazines and anthologies. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, he has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he has served on the Writing Committee since 2000. He has taught in the creative writing programs at Cornell University, New York University, Sarah Lawrence College, The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere. He is currently an Associate Professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in Brooklyn, New York. His sixth book, Later, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in March 2020.


Jordy Rosenberg is the author of Confessions of the Fox - described by The New York Times as “a mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid, 18th-century London,” named a New York Times Editor's Choice selection, finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, and a Publishing Triangle Award. Confessions has been recognized by The New Yorker, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Kirkus Reviews, LitHub, Electric Literature and the Feminist Press as one of the Best Books of 2018. Jordy is a professor of 18th-Century Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Critical Theory at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst.