Book Release This Saturday at Women & Children First
November 17, 2009
posted by Caroline Picard
Book Launch and Live Reading on
NOVEMBER 21st 2009 at Women & Children First at 5:30 pm
5233 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640-2122
We’re at it again!
The Green Lantern Press is proud to announce the simultaneous release of three brand new titles :
Love is a Certain Kind of Flower, an artist book by contemporary artist Stephanie Brooks, So Much Better, a debut novel by badatsports correspondent Terri Griffith & Fascia, a collection of short stories by an emerging writer, Ashley Donielle Murray
On Saturday November 21st at 5:30 Women & Children First will host a reading featuring each of the three authors, Stephanie Brooks, Terri Griffith and Ashley Donielle Murray. Each title follows an independent course of love (or the lack there of). Authors will read a selection from each of their books and a question and answer /book-signing session will follow. Books will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.
LOVE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF FLOWER by Stephanie Brooks printed in an editing of 250 with full color plates supplied by the artist/author. This small chapbook features an extensive index of love-metaphors used in dime-store poetry collections. Continuing in Brooks’ deconstruction of Romance, LOVE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF FLOWER provides an amusing and sometimes poignant reference for emotive description. 2009 $10
In addition to being an artist, Stephanie Brooks is an Adjunct Professor in the Sculpture Department at SAIC. Her work has been exhibited at the MCA in Chicago, The Hyde Park Art Center, Rotunda in Brooklyn, Center for Contemporary Art in Louisville, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and Gallery 400 in Chicago. She is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago and Peter Blum Gallery in New York. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
So Much Better: a debut novel by Terri Griffith, printed in an edition of 500 w/silkscreen covers by Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer and a color plate by LA artist Zoe Crosher. This book describes the inner life of a Credit Union worker as her life slowly unravels. In the absence of her sister and girlfriend, the protagonist becomes increasingly disassociated with her life, until she eventually, unemotionally, comes loose. 2009 $20
Terri Griffith’s writing has appeared in Bloom, Suspect Thoughts, Bust and in the anthologies Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class and Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak about Health Care in America. Along with Nicholas Alexander Hayes, she is co-authoring a transgressive retelling of the Greek Myths. Terri is the literary correspondent for the popular contemporary art podcast Bad at Sports and she also co-hosts the online reading series The Parlor.
FASCIA a collection of short stories by Ashley Donielle Murray printed in an edition of 500 w/ silkscreen covers by Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer. FASCIA describes a series of Southern vignettes, describing various angles of life, from the silent-movie starlet, to the high school prom queen in middle age, to the adolescent boy. In each story three is a delicate web of familial and communal relationships that intersect, overlap and impede on the landscape. 2009 $20
Ashley Donielle Murray was born in 1982. She was raised in Texas and North Carolina, which serve as a backdrop for many of the stories in this collection. A graduate of the MFA creative writing program at Columbia University, she now lives in Queens, New York, and works as an adjunct English professor in Manhattan. She is currently at work on a novel set in the twenties.
You can listen to Ashley reading one of the stories in the collection by going here.