Baby Geisha by Dalton (Two Dollar Radio); Damascus by Mohr (Two Dollar Radio); boneyard by Beachy (Verse Chorus)
Three great writers -- Trinie Dalton, Joshua Mohr, and Stephen Beachy -- will read and sign their latest books!
Praise for Baby Geisha: "Trinie Dalton's Baby Geisha is a travelogue. Her stories speak volumes of lostness about a world full of riveting features and no map. Things just kind of dead-end in a macho way that feels like porn that didn't happen - the dirty scene I mean. Trinie's writing absolutely unfeminine work. Which feels unique to me. In her hands, gender, like a new kind of western, is just moving across a landscape, the salutary effect of which is that it requires that Trinie write this beautiful stuff of which I can't get enough. Like a desert, her work refuses to give us even a drop more, is full of strange animals, is enduring and glittery." --Eileen Myles Praise for Damascus: "At once gripping, lucid and fierce, Damascus is the mature effort of an artist devoted to personal growth and as such contains the glints of real gold." --San Francisco Chronicle Praise for boneyard: "In this sly, endlessly surprising collaboration with a troubled Amish persona and his skeptical (self?)-editor, Beachy exalts and simultaneously deconstructs the tradition of the literary hoax. The result is mythic, manic, and amazing." --Michael Lowenthal
Joshua Mohr is the author of Some Things That Meant the World to Me (a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and one of Oprah Magazine's "10 Terrific Reads of 2009"), Termite Parade (a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice selection), and Damascus. He lives in San Francisco and teaches fiction writing.
is the author of the story collection Baby Geisha
. She has authored and/or edited five other books. Wide Eyed
, Sweet Tomb
, and A Unicorn Is Born
are works of fiction. Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is
are art compilations. She writes articles and reviews about books, art, and music, somewhat collected on sweettomb.com
Stephen Beachy is the author of the novel boneyard, in collaboration with the disturbed and elusive Amish boy, Jake Yoder. Beachy's other novels are The Whistling Song (1991) and Distortion (2000) and the novellas Some Phantom/No Time Flat (2006). His fiction has appeared in BOMB, The Chicago Review, Best Gay American Fiction, Blithe House Quarterly, SHADE, and elsewhere. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, the anthology Love, Castro Street, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop (1990) and a recipient of the James Michener Award. A native Iowan, he now lives in California and teaches in the University of San Francisco's MFA in Writing program.
Photo of Trinie Dalton by Jason Frank Rothberg. Photo of Joshua Mohr by Kevin Irby.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS FEBRUARY 8, 2012.