Sarah Schulman: After Delores
Thursday February 8: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Buy a $15 gift card at the door or at the Strand's main floor registers to attend this event. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.
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 Schulman discusses her landmark work and its influence with Tina Horn, Kay Gabriel and moderator Davey Davis.
Tina Horn is a non-fiction NSFW writer, audio producer, queer punk, and true karaoke believer. She produces and hosts the kinky slut podcast Why Are People Into That?!, and is the author of two nonfiction books, Love Not Given Lightly, and Sexting. Her writing has appeared on Rolling Stone, Jezebel, Hazlitt, Glamour, Vice, The Toast, The Rumpus, Slutist, Refinery 29, The Establishment, and in the anthologies Girl Sex 101, Glitter & Grit, and Best Sex Writing 2015. She is a Lambda Literary Fellow and the winner of two Feminist Porn Awards. TinaHorn.net / @TinaHornsAss
Kay Gabriel is the author of Elegy Department Spring (BOAAT Press, 2017), the finalist for the 2016 BOAAT chapbook prize selected by Richard Siken. She's one-fifth of Negative Press, a gay Marxist poetry collective, and an editor for Vetch. Find her provocations on Twitter @unit01barbie.
Davey Davis writes about culture, sexuality, technology, and genderqueer embodiment. Their first novel, the earthquake room, was released by TigerBee Press in late 2017. You can find them on Twitter at @k8bushofficial.
Sarah Schulman is the author of 19 books, most recently THE COSMOPOLITANS (chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the best American novels of 2016), CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE (winner of The 2017 Publishing Triangle Nonfiction Prize) and MAGGIE TERRY, a novel of murder and discovery which will be published in September 2018. A playwright, screenwriter, and AIDS historian, Sarah is currently collaborating with the great Marianne Faithfull on a stage play, "The Snow Queen" featuring 24 of Marianne's songs from her long career. A participant citizen, Sarah is on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace, is faculty advisor for Students for Justice in Palestine, and on the advisory board of Claudia Rankine's Racial Imaginary Institute. She is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. On March 19 she is co-hosting an Intimate Plenary on new research in HIV/AIDS in the Humanities and Social Sciences at The CUNY Graduate Center, and is curating a marathon reading by 80 artists of Kathy Acker's novel BLOOD AND GUTS IN HIGH SCHOOL on April 8 at PS 122. The 25th anniversary edition of her nonfiction journalism collection MY AMERICAN HISTORY: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years, will be re-issued by Routledge in 2018.