Fiction. NONE OF THIS IS REAL imagines a not-too-alternate reality of philosophical children, reincarnating chimeras, mutant matriarchies, and kind seers adapting to affliction. These five fictions question what is knowable and what actions can be taken in the face of loss of family, heritage, ecosystems, agency, and power.
Miranda Mellis and Anna Joy Springer, Reading NONE OF THIS IS REAL and THE VICIOUS RED RELIC, LOVE
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 7:30pm
Green Apple is very pleased to be hosting two wonderful writers -- Miranda Mellis and Anna Joy Springer -- for a reading on May 25th at 7:30 PM.
Mellis is a San Francisco based fiction writer whose works include The Revisionist and the None of This is Real (which was our April selection for our Apple-a-Month Club subscribers!) and a forthcoming novella, Spokes. She'll be reading from the collected short stories in None of this is Real, a beautiful, occasionally unsettling, always profound collection of worlds in which the real and the surreal brush up against each other, turning (or slightly tilting) truth on its head.
Anna Joy Springer is the author of the recently released novel/memoir The Vicious Red Relic, Love, which weaves a story of something like coming-of-age in the mid 90s Bay Area queer and punk scene, tackling issues of sex work, HIV and identity in a hybrid method of storytelling described as "part training-manual, part time machine". Springer, a current professor of literature at UC San Diego, is a former singer in the Bay Area bands Blatz and Cypher in the Snow and touring member of the awesomely raucous all-woman spoken word group Sister Spit.
We're thrilled to welcome Springer and Mellis in one of their mutual hometowns for a reading of their remarkable, incomparable work. You can pre-order None of This is Real below -- give us a call to reserve a copy of The Vicious Red Relic, Love. See you there!
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Published: Sidebrow Books - April 3rd, 2012