Petra Kuppers will read from her short story collection Ice Bar at Aut Bar/Common Language Bookstore. Visit with post-apocalyptic science fiction and psychedelic fantasy, featuring a cast of queer, vulnerable, beautiful characters. Disability becomes an invitation to new lives, new stories, new opportunities.
Advance Praise for Ice Bar:
Ice Bar’s tales, like the best myths, both chill us and warm us as they expose our as-yet unexamined psyches, and reinventing our time, place, and positions in it. This book’s insights are offered up by a rare talent, a serious and generous intelligence. These are the stories we have been waiting to read, by the writer we’ve long needed.
The worlds of Kuppers’ stories are worlds with not only mermaids, ghosts and other non-human beings, but also worlds full of disabled people, queer people, and people of color whose narratives are not about their disability, sexuality, gender, or race alone.
Aut Bar Patio/Common Language Bookstore, 315 Braun Ct, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Free. 7342392634. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/ice-bar.html