Join Latinx in Publishing and Restless Books for a rollicking evening of Literary Lotería (it’s like bingo! but better!), plus lots of tequila, tacos, and premier premios (that’s prizes, Anglos).
Your fearless emcees for the evening are Elizabeth Acevedo, poet and author of the forthcoming novel, Poet X, and Ana Simo, writer, playwright, and author of the forthcoming novel, Heartland.
A New Yorker for most of her life, Ana Simo was born and raised in Cuba. Forced to leave the island during the political/homophobic witch-hunts of the late 1960s, she immigrated to France in time to witness the May 1968 revolt, study with Roland Barthes, and participate in early women’s and gay and lesbian rights groups.
After moving once again, this time to New York, she became an English-language playwright, journalist, and lesbian activist, co-founding Medusa’s Revenge theatre, the direct-action group the Lesbian Avengers, the national cable program Dyke TV, and the groundbreaking online magazine The Gully, offering queer views on everything.
Her New York Times–reviewed plays have been produced in such venues as PS 122, Theatre for the New City, INTAR Hispanic Arts Center, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. How To Kill Her, her short feature film with Ela Troyano, has been widely screened in festivals in the U.S. and abroad. A CD of her play The Opium War with music by Zeena Parkins was released by Roulette.
Elizbaeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over twelve years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered several TED Talks. Acevedo is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Puerto Del Sol, Callaloo, Poet Lore, The Notre Dame Review, and others. Acevedo is a Cave Canem Fellow, Cantomundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer's Workshop. She is the author of the chapbook, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes Books, 2016) and the forthcoming novel, The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018).
Litcrawl in Brooklyn will bring an evening of revelry, literary trivia, readings, and performances to Fort Greene, Brooklyn, as we celebrate the New York literary community.
Where: Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street
When: October 7th from 7-8pm
By Ana Simo
In a word-drunk romp through an alternate, pre-apocalyptic United States, Ana Simo’s fiction debut, Heartland, is the uproarious story of a thwarted writer’s elaborate revenge on the woman who stole her lover, blending elements of telenovela, pulp noir, and dystopian satire.
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061508 • Publication: Jan 16, 2018 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 240 pages • Fiction—Literary Dystopia / Lesbian Pulp Noir • Territory: World all Languages • eBook ISBN: 9781632061515