Addie Tsai Reading & Coffee
Sunday, Sept 16, 10am
Join us at Kore Press on Sunday morning for coffee by EXO and a reading by visiting poet, choreographer, creative non-fiction writer Addie Tsai! Addie will read from her memoir-in-process, “in its place—: An Ode to Frankenstein,” and other writings.
Suggested donation of $5 at the door for the artist, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Poets & Writers, Casa Libre, and EXO coffee!
“and in its place—: An Ode to Frankenstein” is a celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the first science fiction story ever known to the Western world, which also celebrates its bicentennial this year. The project attempts to negotiate between several generic styles known to nonfiction—the memoir/personal essay, the academic meditation often used in the recent advances in the creative nonfiction genre, and the interweaving of older texts with newer texts. Written in short, titled vignettes that do not proceed in chronological order, the book moves through two major intersections of Frankenstein and my own life’s connections to the Frankenstein saga, including the real narratives of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and the other relationships that become part of the Shelleys’ story.
Addie Tsai teaches courses in literature, creative writing, and humanities at Houston Community College, and received her MFA from Warren Wilson College and her doctorate in Dance at Texas Woman’s University. Her writing has been published in Banango Street, The Offing, The Collagist, The Feminist Wire, and has written a queer Asian young adult novel called “Dear Twin.” She is an editor at The Grief Diaries and at The Flexible Persona.
Dunbar Pavilion, 325 W 2nd St, room 201 at the top of the stairs.