Towards a Liberated (Un)imaginable
- DATE: Thursday, June 21st, at 7:30pm
- LOCATION: Left Bank Books, 92 Pike, Seattle, Washington
Join visiting Montreal-based author Su J. Sokol (author of Cycling to Asylum) and local writer Magpie Leibøwitz as they read from their respective works and engage in a facilitated discussion of the relationship between speculative writing and activism.
Su J. Sokol is a social rights activist and a writer of speculative, liminal, and interstitial fiction. A former legal services lawyer from New York City, she now makes Montréal her home. Cycling to Asylum, Su’s debut novel, was long-listed for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her short fiction has appeared or is upcoming in The Future Fire, Spark: A Creative Anthology, the TFF 10th Anniversary Anthology, Glittership: an LGBTQ Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcast, the Glittership: Year One anthology, and After the Orange by B-Cubed Press. Her new novel, Run J Run, is scheduled to come out in 2019 with Renaissance Press.
Magpie Leibøwitz is a liminal critter open to the vøid/veil, as well a purveyor of experimental and speculative writing. In addition to work in/on the Resilience Anthology of trans fiction, Magpie is the author of the novella Superscript :: Subhuman, the longform poem Raft/Rupture, and the tape zine Wind/Wound. Their works in progress include the experimental autobiofictional autopsy, Worm Eats Bird, and a collection of short fiction, Moon Phases.
Doors at 7:00, reading to start at 7:30-8:00. Left Bank Books is partially wheelchair accessible. Please be respectful of scent sensitivities and other needs.