Fellow Travelers: A Reading with Chavisa Woods, Stephen Boyer & Tommy “Teebs” Pico

September 18, 2013 7:00pm

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 7:00pmWoods_AlbinoAlbum
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221


Chavisa Woods will be joined by Stephen Boyer and Tommy “Teebs” Pico on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00pm at Goodbye Blue Monday for a reading, poetry, conversation, and musical performance. This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

This reading features two up-and coming NYC based authors; Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album (Seven Stories Press) and Stephen Boyer, author of Parasite, (Publication Studios) whose novels follows the lives of queer teenage runaways, one in search of true love and the other in search of something to blow up. With special guest poet Tommy Pico, and musical guests, The Fools, and others TBA.

The Albino Album, a queer epic, follows the life of a little girl who accidentally feeds her mother to an albino tiger and grows up to become a domestic terrorist. Parasite is Stephen Boyer’s debut novel about a young 17 year old boy, Joshua Boyer, who runs away from his unaccepting Christian parents. Josh finds himself in San Francisco as a sex slave to an older man, but quickly tires of the abuse. He turns to working in the sex industry and searches for true love as he tries to figure out his new life.

Chavisa Woods is a Brooklyn based literary author whose work pushes boundaries of narratives around class culture, gender, and sexuality. Woods’ debut collection of fiction, Love Does Not Make me Gentle or Kind (Fly By Night Press, 2008) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction. Woods was the recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Travel/ Study Award for emerging writers in 2009. Woods’ poetry short stories and essays have been published nationally and internationally in publications including The Evergreen Review, Matador, The New York Quarterly, Sensative Skin, Jadaliyya, and many others.

Stephen Boyer is the author of the novel Parasite (Publication Studios), GHOSTS (Bent Boy Books), The Form of Things (2nd Floor Projects), they curate the blog, with the help of countless others they spearheaded the compiling of the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, recently they exhibited an installation at The Center for Book Arts (Jan-March 2013) showcasing both the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology and the Peoples Free Library, which Stephen was a member.


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