Sarah Schulman: After Delores
Thursday February 8: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
In this now-classic work Sarah Schulman beautifully captured the lesbian subculture in 1980s New York. Her noir-style novel of heartbreak follows a no-nonsense coffe-shop waitress whose girlfriend has just left her. In her attempts to find love again, the heroine traverses several hilarious, sexy, and even violent paths through the underground clubs and back alleys of the Lower East Side. After Delores is a fast-paced, sharp, poignant, and insightful.
Join us as Sarah discusses her book with fellow author Charlotte Shane!
Sarah Schulman is the author of novels, nonfiction books, plays and movies. Her most recent works are THE COSMOPOLITANS,(The Feminist Press) which was picked as one of the "Best Books of 2016" by Publishers' Weekly, and a nonfiction book CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair (Arsenal). She recently published ISRAEL/PALESTINE AND THE QUEER INTERNATIONAL from Duke University Press, THE GENTRIFICATION OF THE MIND: WItness to a Lost Imagination by University of California Press, the paperback of TIES THAT BIND: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences and the paperback edition of her novel THE MERE FUTURE from Arsenal Pulp.Previous novels are THE CHILD, SHIMMER, EMPATHY, RAT BOHEMIA, PEOPLE IN TROUBLE, AFTER DELORES, GIRLS VISIONS AND EVERYTHING and THE SOPHIE HOROWITZ STORY. Her nonfiction titles are TIES THAT BIND: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, STAGESTRUCK:Theater, AIDS and the Marketing of Gay America, and MY AMERICAN HISTORY: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwrighting, a Fullbright in Judaic Studies, two American Library Association Book Awards, and is the 2009 recipient of the Kessler Prize for sustained contribution to LGBT studies. Sarah is Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York, College of State Island, a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. A member of the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace, Sarah is faculty advisor to Students for Justice in Palestine at The College of Staten Island.
Charlotte Shane is an essayist, author, and co-founded of TigerBee Press. The Guardian likened her written work to Charles Dickens, and Vice called her book Prostitute Laundry "addictive [and] intimate." Just like an opium den.