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Celebrate Soft Skull Press with readings by Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, Jillian Weise, Chelsea Martin, and Colin Winnette, along with drinks, music, and revelry. A limited number of galleys of forthcoming books by Lynne Tillman and Colin Winnette will be given away to attendees. Additional books by authors will be available for sale.

September 17, 6:30pm

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CHELSEA MARTIN is the author of Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life; Mickey; Even Though I Don’t Miss You, which was named one of the Best Indie Books of 2013 by Dazed magazine; The Really Funny Thing About Apathy; and Everything Was Fine Until Whatever. Her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, Hobart, Lenny Letter, Vice, and Catapult, and was chosen as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016. She is a comic artist and illustrator and currently lives in Washington State.

EILEEN MYLES is a poet, novelist, performer, and art journalist whose books include Afterglow: A Dog Memoir, a 2017 reissue of Cool for You by Soft Skull Press, I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems, Chelsea Girls, and Inferno: A Poet’s Novel. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, four Lambda Literary Awards, the Shelley Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, Myles teaches at New York University and Naropa University and lives in Marfa, Texas and New York.

LYNNE TILLMAN is a novelist, short story writer, and cultural critic. Her novels include American Genius, A Comedy; No Lease on Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Cast in Doubt; Motion Sickness; and Haunted Houses. Her nonfiction works include Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeanette Watson and Books & Co. and The Velvet Years: Warhol’s Factory 1965-1967, with photographs by Stephen Shore. Her most recent short story collections are The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories and Someday This Will Be Funny, and her most recent essay collection is What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. She is Professor/Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at the University of Albany and teaches at the School of Visual Arts’ Art Criticism and Writing MFA Program. Her novel Men and Apparitions is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in March 2018.

JILLIAN WEISE is a poet, performance artist, and disability rights activist. She is the author of The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, reissued by Soft Skull Press in 2017; The Colony; and The Book of Goodbyes, which won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Her work has appeared in A Public Space, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times and many other publications. Weise is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Fulbright Program, the Lannan Foundation, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is an Associate Professor at Clemson University.

COLIN WINNETTE is the author of Haints Stay; Coyote; Fondly; Animal Collection; and Revelation. His books have been translated into French and Italian, and his writing has appeared in Playboy, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Lucky Peach, and numerous other journals and anthologies. He lives in San Francisco. His novel The Job of the Wasp is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in January 2018.

SOFT SKULL PRESS: Soft Skull Press was founded in 1992 in New York when Sander Hicks, a student working shifts at Kinko’s, started photocopying his writing and tape-binding it into books. In the twenty-five years since, it has published works by such legendary figures as Dennis Cooper, Maggie Nelson, Noam Chomsky, Alain Mabanckou, Richard Hell, Maggie Estep, and Lydia Millet. www.softskull.com.

This event is made possible with support from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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