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Lars Horn in Conversation With Elena Passarello

Lars Horn’s Voice of the Fish (Graywolf), the latest Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize winner, is an interwoven essay collection that explores the trans experience through themes of water, fish, and mythology, set against the backdrop of travels in Russia and a debilitating back injury that left Horn temporarily unable to speak. In Horn’s adept hands, the collection takes shape as a unified book: short vignettes about fish, reliquaries, and antiquities serve as interludes between longer essays, knitting together a sinuous, wave-like form that flows across the book. Horn swims through a range of subjects, roving across marine history, theology, questions of the body and gender, sexuality, transmasculinity, and illness. From Horn’s upbringing with a mother who used them as a model in photos and art…

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OR e-Con

Although we won’t be in person this year as we had, we’re excited to host a *free* virtual mini-con on our con dates, November 13-15, 2020, called OR-e-Con! This event will be hosted online via ZOOM, with access links being provided to the Orycon mailing list. TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE THE ACCESS LINK: We will be giving access links for the Zoom rooms to the OR e-Con mailing list. To sign up for our mailing list, please email: While this will be a free event, we will be requesting donations both to cover the costs of the virtual event and for use elsewhere in the organization. Volunteers are also needed for this event, and you can request more information by contacting AUTHOR GUEST…

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Kids’ Storytime With Sarah & Ian Hoffman

Today, authors Sarah and Ian Hoffman join us to read from their new picture book, Jacob’s Room to Choose (Magination Press). When Jacob goes to the boys’ bathroom, he is chased out for looking like a girl because of the way he is dressed. His classmate, Sophie, has a similar experience when she tries to go to the girls’ bathroom. When their teacher finds out what has happened, Jacob and Sophie, with the support of the administration, lead change at their school as everyone discovers the many forms of gender expression and how to treat each other with respect.

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Red Light Lit: AWP

Red Light Lit is a mashup of photography, poetry, and prose set to a live score, featuring the photography of Erin Wilson Farrell. The readings explore love, relationships, sexuality, and gender. Featured readers include: Jessie Carver, Amber Flame, Laura Gibson, Miah Jeffra, Jennifer Lewis, and Preeti Vangani. Musical guest Nick Jaina will be providing the live score, singing original music, and reading from his upcoming novel, Hitomi. AMBER FLAME is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work has garnered residencies with Hedgebrook, The Watering Hole, Vermont Studio Center, and Yefe Nof. Flame’s original work has been published in diverse arenas, including Def Jam Poetry, Winter Tangerine, DIALOGIST, Split This Rock, Black Heart Magazine, Sundress Publications, FreezeRay, Redivider, and more. As Hugo House’s writer-in-residence for poetry,…

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