Lori Horvitz and Shelley Marlow

discuss

The Girls of Usually

and

Two Augusts In A Row In A Row

This event includes a book signing

Date

Jul
23
Thursday
July 23, 2015
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes essayist LORI HORVITZ and novelist SHELLEY MARLOW for a discussion of their respective works, The Girls of Usually and Two Augusts In A Row In A Row.

On The Girls of Usually:

Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the "happy blonde families," she becomes a "hippie chick" who travels the world in search of . . . something. The Girls of Usually chronicles each trip, each romance, each experiment in reinventing herself that draws her closer to discovering the secret door through which she can escape from deep-rooted patterns and accept her own cultural, ethnic, and sexual identity.

On Two Augusts In A Row In A Row

Two Augusts In A Row In A Row, Shelley Marlow's new novel and the seventh book in Publication Studio's Fellow Travelers Series, is a love letter between generations of queer women. Set in New York City in 2001, we follow Phillip—a gender subversive drag king in search of grace and magic—through rich, sad, humorous language that is singularly Shelley Marlow's.

Lori Horvitz
Lori Horvitz

Lori Horvitz

Lori Horvitz's writing has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including South Dakota Review, Southeast Review, Hotel Amerika, and Chattahoochee Review. She has been awarded writing fellowships from Yaddo, Ragdale, Cottages at Hedgebrook, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Blue Mountain Center. A professor of literature and language at UNC Asheville, Horvitz also directs the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She received a PhD in English from SUNY at Albany and an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College.

Shelley Marlow
Shelley Marlow

Shelley Marlow

Shelley Marlow’s new novel is Two Augusts In a Row In a Row, Publication Studio, Portland, Oregon. Marlow is the prose editor for Ping Pong Magazine out of the Henry Miller Library. Marlow's writing and visual work is found in several publications and art catalogues including LTTR, aLuPiNiT, Drunk­en Boatsaint-lucy.com, The Literary Review, Zingmagazine, New Observations, and Log Illustrated. Notes in Kyzyl, published in the St. Petersburg Review, describes traveling to meet shamans in Siberia. Marlow wrote the lyrics to a musical, UnKnot Turandot, performed at La Mama Theater, and presented International Witch Stories at the Italian Pavilion for the 48th Venice Bien­nial.

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