April 3, 2013
Chavisa Woods and an ensemble of friends and fans celebrated the launch of her book, The Albino Album, on Sunday, February 24th in New York City. The book has been called “a 21st century fairytale: potent, grim, fierce, redemptive” by Lucy Jane Bledsoe, and a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” by Go Magazine.
The event was held at Dixon Place and hosted a mix of LGBTQ spoken word poets and authors. Following the reading, there was a pagan ritual to bless the book and Chavisa with good fortune and prosperity. The ceremony included members of the audience donning animal masks, the lighting of candles, and the invoking of gods to bless Chavisa and her book.
Following are photos and video by Art Kaye: