About Great Divide:
Great Divide is Emily Kiernan's debut novel, released in the spring of 2014 by Unsolicitied Press. Further information is available at: http://emilykiernan.com/greatdivide.
Great Divide is a novel about memory, the power of the past to shape and subsume the present, and the pressing, terrible need to escape the drowning force of history. The reader inhabits the conflicted and mercurial interior of Jane, a young woman fleeing from years of abuse in her Oregon seacoast home to an uncertain freedom with her boyfriend in the landlocked new world of the Kansas plains. As Jane travels, her progress is threatened by nostalgia and attachment, responsibility and ambivalence, and, finally, by a massive flood which threatens to overwhelm both her past and her future. Great Divide is a novel precariously afloat atop a sea of time, at once alluring and threatening, beckoning us to dive in.
Deborah Steinberg’s writing has been published in Monkeybicycle, Shelflife, The Café Irreal, Blood and Thunder, and other journals. Most recently, she is co-editor of the anthology Writing That Risks: New Work from Beyond the Mainstream, published by Red Bridge Press, where she is a founding editor. She is also the fiction editor of Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks. Deborah lives in San Francisco, where she facilitates writing workshops with a focus on healing, serves on the board of the literary reading series Bay Area Generations, and sings in the a cappella group Conspiracy of Venus.http://deborahsteinberg.wordpress.com/
Emily Kiernan book launch! w/ J. Gordon Faylor, Isis Hockenos, Deborah Steinberg ~ FREE! ~ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Divide Release Reading
An evening of fiction and poetry celebrating the release of Emily Kiernan's new novel, Great Divide. Readings by: Emily Kiernan , J. Gordon Faylor, Isis Hockenos, and Deborah Steinberg
About the Readers:
A native of a decaying Pennsylvania steel town (the one from the Billy Joel song), Emily Kiernan is the author of a brand new novel, Great Divide. Her short fiction has appeared in Pank, The Collagist, Monkeybicycle, decomP, The Good Men Project, Dark Sky, Redivider, JMWW, and other journals. Her work has received mentions and awards from Unstuck Magazine, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Wigleaf Magazine, and others. She now resides in Berkeley, California with her man and her dog. More information can be found at emilykiernan.com.
J. Gordon Faylor is the editor of Gauss PDF and the author of Docking, Rust Archon(bas-books, 2012). He currently lives in San Francisco. See works online via Troll Thread, on Jacket2, at Title Magazine, through Lulu, across Lateral Addition, & in many other locations on the internet.
Isis Hockenos is a writer and painter living in San Francisco. She is influenced by the wind and the salt and craggy shores of her native Northern California coast, while being inspired too by the urban angles of the cities in which she has lived. Isis studied visual arts and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NY and printmaking at Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy. Isis slings meat for a living, managing Fatted Calf Charcuterie and assists in managing The Bama Collection, (inventory from Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco). She writes and paints in a brewer's garret. More information can be found at www.isishockenos.com
DIMENSION w/ DJs Justin & Kurt ~ Technicolor Sounds: Soft Vinyl Soul 9:30pm, FREE!