Cuba’s bestselling science-fiction author Yoss is also its most notorious literary rocker: He’s the lead singer and harmonicist for the Havana death metal band Tenaz. Join us for an evening of Cuban sci-fi and rock and roll at at Downtown Brooklyn’s cutting-edge art and performance space Issue Project Room for this very special Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event.
Co-hosted by Restless Books, BOMB Magazine, and Issue Project Room, the event will begin with a discussion with author Paul La Farge about the Cuban literary and metal scenes, and the role that science fiction plays in the culture. Then, Yoss takes the stage to perform some his favorite metal classics. Books, merch, and BOMB issues will be for sale, and discounted drinks will be available at the bar. Entry includes a copy of Yoss’s intergalactic space opera Super Extra Grande and a drink ticket.
Paul La Farge is the author of three novels, most recent of which is Luminous Airplanes (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library in 2013-14.
When: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:30 pm doors, 8:00 pm discussion, 8:45 pm music
Where: Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Who: Yoss and Paul La Farge
Admission: $15; purchase tickets below.