Posted in , literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books by skylightbooks on August 21st, 2016

Selfish Issue Four: Hot and Bothered

Selfish, the feminist memoir magazine, is back with its fourth and boldest issue yet. Join us for a night of wine and the sweaty tension that comes from trying to become and trying to be. You know the one, don't you? Come hear six of the 30 contributors read about what has them feeling hot and bothered. Guaranteed to make you warm in some regard or another. And seriously, don't forget that we'll have wine. 

Our readers will include: 

Allison Noelle Conner is a writer and zine-maker of Haitian descent. Currently she is at work on her first book, a prose project exploring institutionalization, possessions, and unbecoming from the perspective of an anxious young woman. She lives in Los Angeles.

Bonnilee Kaufman attended the Lambda Literary Foundation writing retreat for emerging voices (2012) and is an active member of the QueerWise senior writing collective. She has been published in the anthologies: Ghosts of the HolocaustMilk and Honey--A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry; on-line at BayLaurelL50+& journalsRiver's VoicesConceptions Southwest & Sinister Wisdom.

A. Nicole Kelly is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow who received an MFA from the Programs in Writing at UC Irvine. Her essays have been published byEntreMundos and yr an adult, and her fiction has appeared in Drunken Boat,ZYZZYVAFiction Southeast, and The Carolina Quarterly. She is a host ofBitchface, a feminist podcast featuring the words, sounds, and stories of dope women. Raised in the south and based in LA, she is working on a novel in New York City and a collection of short stories that take place around the world. 

Dacy Lim is a writer and photographer with a tendency to make bad drawings. She is about to start an MFA program for Creative Writing at Kingston University where she hopes to indulge in her obsession with the mouth. If she's not making a fool of herself with her friends, she's sitting at home making a fool of herself in front of her dog. Currently she is trying to figure out what to figure out next. Follow her on IG: @lacydim or read some occasionally inspired words at her blog

Kelsey Nolan is a writer, editor, professional book-slinger, and bottom-shelf wine extraordinaire. She received her Masters in Professional Writing from USC and spends her time asking people if they know what that is. Other interests include dealing with inbox anxiety, hyping LA, and binging on literature. 

Chloe Isabella Parks is an LA-based art director and co-founder of the bi-annual magazine, Object Journal ( Her background lies in design, and has spent her formative years working for fashion tech companies in Los Angeles. Always keeping humor as a focus of her work, she aims to create optimistic designs that create playful conversations. She doesn’t usually write poems, but she did for this project and she might very well do it again!!