Description of Event:
A reading by Calvin Gimpelevich from his short story collection, Invasions, as well as other trans emerging authors from Boston and the surrounding area, followed by a Q&A and panel conversation from the readers about their work and thoughts on trans literature as it continues to establish itself and evolve.
About the Book:
A body-swapping personal trainer and her trans girlfriend turn to a life of crime. A man mourning his dead lover becomes trapped in the mind of the leader of a bathhouse raid. A trans man, recovering from top surgery paid for with a stolen credit card, finds strange connection and condemnation among his fellow patients. The 15 stories in this debut fiction collection from author Calvin Gimpelevich move in the borderlands between realism and surrealism, investigating gender, class, relationships, and the powers we still hold within spaces of powerlessness. They articulate the invasions we commit and the invitations we receive to cross over into another person’s world.
About the Authors:
Calvin Gimpelevich was born in San Francisco and has lived around the West Coast. A recipient of awards from Artist Trust, Jack Straw Cultural Center, the Speculative Literature Foundation, 4Culture, CODEX/Writer’s Block, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, his work has appeared in Electric Literature, Pentitude, cream city, THEM, and other publications. He has cats.
Other Author Bios Coming Soon!
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.