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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Reading at Cellar Door Gifts & Gallery

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Reading at Cellar Door Gifts & Gallery

Time: October 2, 2011 from 5pm to 6:30pm
Location: Cellar Door Gifts & Gallery 147 Harvard, SE ABQ, NM
Event Type: reading
Organized By: Marya
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2011

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AN ABQ ZINE FEST EVENT
ABQ ZINE FEST PRESENTS READING BY ACCLAIMED WRITER, ACTIVIST, FILMMAKER, (((((MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE)))))
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd @ 5pm CELLAR DOOR GIFTS & GALLERY 147 Harvard SE
Suggested donation for this event is $5-$10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited.
This event is sponsored by the generous support of Self-Serve Sexuality Resource Center!


“Like William S. Burroughs meets David Sedaris, offering a sort of surreal urban grit with poisoned-arrow that stings and sometimes reveals.” -- San Francisco Chronicle


Praise for So Many Ways to Sleep Badly (City Lights Press):

"A gender-bending novel [that] unearths subjects still relatively untouched in popular culture... you're not going to be reading anything similar elsewhere." 
--The Times (London)

“When I read the first chapter of the newest novel by San Francisco poster child for surviving-and-thriving gender/queer punks everywhere, I felt like I was being yelled at by an excited, manic friend who was pacing around a roach-infested kitchen, occasionally breaking into a runway walk while wearing hot pants made of burnt rainbow flags… The rapid-fire, honest glimpse into the post-gay ruins of San Francisco will likely break even the toughest punk heart.”
-- NOW Magazine (Toronto)


Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s exhilarating novel is about struggling to find hope in the ruins of everyday San Francisco -- battling roaches, Bikram Yoga, chronically bad sex, NPR, internet cruising, tweakers, the cops, $100 bills, chronic pain, the gay vote, vegan restaurants, and incest, with the help of air-raid sirens, herbal medicine, late-night epiphanies, sea lions, and sleeping pills. So Many Ways to Sleep Badly unveils a gender-bending queer world where nothing flows smoothly, except for those sudden moments when everything becomes lighter or brighter or easier to imagine.

Writer, activist, artist, filmmaker and social critic Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the author of two novels, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly and Pulling Taffy, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies, most recently Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity and an expanded second edition of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. Utne Reader recently named Mattilda one of “50 Visionaries Changing Your World.” Her next anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, will be out just in time for Valentine’s Day 2012 – talk about romance! Say hello at mattildabernsteinsycamore.
com.


For more information about ABQ Zine Fest please visit abqzinefest.com or abqzinefest@gmail.com
This event is sponsored by the generous support of Self-Serve Sexuality Resource Center!

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