We’re back! The end of summer is just the beginning of more exciting literary celebrations! We’re over the moon to welcome to the stage four newly-published Dock Street Press authors, an award-winning poet, and a beloved musical guest. Come raise a glass or two to shiny, new books and electrifying literary & musical talent! Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
Dane Bahr is the editor of Dock Street Press. He lives in Seattle with his wife.
Kyle Coma-Thompson is the author of The Lucky Body (Dock Street Press, 2013); Qua, a novel, is forthcoming in 2015.
Sara Lippmann’s work has appeared in The Good Men Project, Fourth Genre, Slice magazine, Carve magazine, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, PANK, Tupelo Quarterly, Joyland, and elsewhere. Her stories have been reprinted in a handful of anthologies including Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting (San Diego City Works Press). She is a recipient of a 2012 fiction fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and co-hosts the Sunday Salon, a longstanding reading series in the East Village. Doll Palace is her debut story collection, newly out from Dock Street Press. For more, visit: saralippmann.com
R.A. Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria (U. Nebraska Press, 2014), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize; he is also the winner of the inaugural Ninth Letter Literary Award for poetry. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in FivePoints, The Common, AGNI, Gulf Coast, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. A founding editor of Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, he lives in Brooklyn and London.
Christian Winn is a fiction writer, poet, journalist, and teacher of creative writing, living and working in Boise, Idaho. He is a graduate of the Boise State University MFA program. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Greensboro Review, Chattahoochee Review, Gulf Coast, Bat City Review, Every Day Fiction, The Pinch, Santa Monica Review, Handful of Dust, The Strip, and Revolver. His collection of short stories, Naked Me, is now out from Dock Street Press.
This summer, Brooklyn queer country band Karen & the Sorrows released The Names of Things, their debut album full of “haunting pedal steel work and unvarnished heartbreak” (Bust Magazine). New York Music Daily writes, “Country keeps evolving and Karen & the Sorrows are taking it to a place it’s never been before, a good and creepy one.” And F**k Yeah, Queer Music says, “They write loss and heartbreak, and goddamn are they good at it.” The Sorrows also co-produce the Gay Ole Opry, the first ever queer country music festival, and host Branded Saloon’s popular Queer Country Monthly, helping to build new community for people who love country music even if country music doesn’t always love them back. Find them at karenandthesorrows.com