A Celebration of Small Presses with Scott Esposito, Janice Lee & Kit Schluter
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland is pleased to welcome Scott Esposito, Janice Lee, and Kit Schluter on Friday, April 22nd at 7:00pm. We will celebrate the mighty power of small presses as they read from their new and forthcoming works.
Scott Esposito will be reading from his book-length personal essay, The Surrender (Anomalous Press). Scott is a prolific writer, interviewer, and reviewer. In addition to his book (with Lauren Elkin), The End of Oulipo?, his writings and criticsm have appeared in journals like Music & Literature and The Point, as well as the Times Literary Supplement, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Washington Post. In The Surrender, he explores, via a “collection of facts”, his lifelong desire to be a woman. It is a book that asks just what we mean when we say the word gender—what separates male from female, and how we gain access to those things that make us feel who we truly are.
Janice Lee will be reading from The Sky Isn't Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms). Janice is a writer, artist, editor, designer, curator, and scholar. Her interests are as multi-dimensional as they are multi-disciplinary, as she pursues the connections between the realms of technology, consciousness studies, the paranormal & occult, biological anthropology, psychology, and literary theory. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she is Editor of the #RECURRENT Novel Series, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, Executive Editor at Entropy, and Founder/CEO of POTG Design.
Kit Schluter will be reading from a manuscript in process. Kit a writer, translator, artist, and bookmaker who lives in Oakland, CA. His writing can be found in the Boston Review, Elective Affinities, and BOMB, among other publications. Among his published translations are The Book of Monelle by Marcel Schwob (Wakefield Press), The Cold by Jaime Saenz, Occitan Goliard Songs by Clamenç Llansana, and Circle of Dogs, in collaboration with Jocelyn Spaar. He is a recipient of a Boston Review/"Discovery" Prize, a Glascock Prize, and is a 2016 NEA Translation fellow for the project of The Selected Writings of Marcel Schwob.
* The Surrender and The Sky Isn't Blue will be available for purchase, along with a collection of the writers' other works at the event.