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Sun & Moon Press Authors: Then and Now
June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beyond Baroque presents an evening of fiction and poetry readings with former Sun & Moon Press-published authors. Rebecca Goodman, Wendy Walker, Stacey Levine, and Martin Nakell will be reading new and selected works.
Enjoy a reception with light refreshments before and after the readings.
Doors open: 7:30 pm. Readings: 8:00 pm.
About the authors
Reviewing Rebecca Goodman’s Forgotten Night (Spuyten Duyvil 2023) in Dactyl, the novelist and critic, Eugene Garber, writes: “The recovery of self, call it soul if you prefer…is… quest at its deepest level. Many, I believe, would say that it is the agenda of our postmodern world.” Previous fictions include The Surface of Motion (Green Integer 2008) and Aftersight (Spuyten Duyvil 2015). She teaches Creative Writing at Chapman University.
Wendy Walker is a writer and visual artist with a strong interest in expanding the boundaries of literary form. Her books include The Sea-Rabbit, or, The Artist of Life; The Secret Service; Stories Out of Omarie; The Camperdown Elm, and, most recently, Sexual Stealing. Her work has appeared in Conjunctions, 3:AM, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, The Denver Quarterly, Open City, and elsewhere. With her late husband and literary partner Tom La Farge, she founded Proteotypes Press and The Writhing Society, a salon/class devoted to writing with constraints and other genre-bending practices. She has been a teacher of art and art history in secondary school and an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Hofstra University as well as a fellow at MacDowell and Yaddo. Her drawings can be seen in the Flatfiles of The Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn.
Stacey Levine is the author of five books, including the novel Frances Johnson and the collection The Girl with Brown Fur. Her novel MICE 1961 will be published in 2024. She has received a PEN Fiction Award and a Stranger Genius Award for Literature, and has twice been shortlisted for a Washington State Book Award. Praised by the San Francisco Bay Guardian as “one of the most interesting writers working in America today,” she lives and teaches writing in Seattle.
Martin Nakell, author of “The Way of Chaos: Literary, Art, and Music Composition,” has published 18 books of fiction and poetry. His most recent, Consciousness, was published in 2021 by Spuyten Duyvil Press. His next book, The Martin Nakell Reader, is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil in 2024. Reviewing his 2008 fiction, Settlement, Angela Genusa, writes in Mad Hatter’s Review: “Nakell has achieved something in Settlement that is nearly impossible and would likely be disastrous if undertaken by a less skilled writer….to create a unique and ground-breaking work of literature…celebrating….very human’s….primal urge to create something from nothing.” He teaches in the Creative Writing program at Chapman University.
This event is Free & In-Person at Beyond Baroque. Masks are encouraged while inside our center.
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If you can’t join us in-person the event will be livestreamed on Beyond Baroque’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time of the event.