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  • Chavisa Woods Wins the 2013 Cobalt Fiction Writing Prize

    December 10, 2013

    Author Chavis WoodsWe are proud to announce that the 2013 Cobalt Writing prize for fiction has been awarded to Chavisa Woods for her piece, “Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country.” The short story will be published in Cobalt Vol. 2 in January 2014.

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

    September 18, 2013

    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. 

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  • Double Fist: A Book for Both Hands

    June 5, 2013

    Double Fist: A Reading with Chavisa Woods & Jeanne Thorntondoublefist_web
    Wednesday, June 5th @ 7pm
    Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Cafe, and Activist Center
    172 Allen St
    New York, NY

     

    Chavisa Woods, author of Albino Album, will be joined by Jeanne Thornton, author of The Dream of Doctor Bantam, on Wednesday, June 5th at Bluestockings for a night of readings and conversation.

    In The Dream of Doctor Bantam, Jeanne Thornton tells an unlikely love story of  rough, chain-smoking Texan Julie Thatch and her lover, Patrice. When Julie’s hero and sister dieds after being hit by a car, she finds her self gravitating to Patrice- someone strangely similar to her sister, and someone who is also a member of the Scientology-esque Institute of Temporal Illusion.

    The Albino Album is a novel as songs that tells the epic story of a girl who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse.

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  • Chavisa Woods at Left Bank Books

    March 18, 2013

    Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album: A Novel, will be at Left Bank Books in St Louis on Monday, March 18th, to discuss her new book.

    An epic story of a big-hearted country girl with a dirty black tutu, combat boots, and an unpronounceable name, The Albino Album is a novel as a song about a girl riding the line between lunacy and abandon on a speeding albino horse. In the tradition of the southern gothic novel, Woods presents a new land of contemporary misfits including fire dancers, pseudo-Nazis who breed albino animals, circus performers, catholic workers, horse thieves, and the archangel Gabrielle.

    Come hear Chavisa Woods talk about her original and breathtaking novel at Left Bank Books! To learn more about the event, visit the event page.

    Chavisa Woods Talk
    Monday, March 18th @ 7pm
    Left Bank Books Central West End
    399 North Euclid, St. Louis, MO

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  • Chavisa Woods in Seattle

    March 13, 2013

    Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Albumwill be at Seattle Town Hall on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30pm to discuss her new novel.

    The Albino Album is a novel as songs that tells the epic story of a girl who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse. A lead character with an un-pronounceable name, our fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu and combat boots leaves ashen valentines in her wake along this unique exploration of the bizarre yet familiar aspects of human desire.

    Chavisa Woods is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Her debut collection of short stories, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction. Woods has read or performed at The Whitney Museum, Penn State, the New York Vision Festival, the NYC HOWL festival, and the New York Hot Festival.

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  • Chavisa Woods in Eugene

    March 11, 2013

    Chavisa Woods will be at the Eugene Public Library on Monday, March 11 at 6pm to discuss her new book, The Albino Album. 

    Emerging author Chavisa Woods, noted for capturing a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” (Go Magazine), here presents a technicolored vision of rural adolescence. The novel, told as songs, follows a lead character with an unpronounceable name who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse. The Albino Album breaks into a whirlwind tour of the underbelly of America spanning countryside to cityscape, from the cornfields of Luisiana, to the big brass sound of Mardi Gras, and the heights of the Empire State Building.

    The Albino Album will be out February 2013.

    Chavisa Woods Book Tour
    Monday, March 11th @ 6:00pm
    Eugene Public Library
    100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR
     

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  • Chavisa Woods in Phoenix on March 8th to discuss The Albino Album

    March 8, 2013

    Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album
    Friday, March 8th, 8-10pm
    Lawn Gnome Publishing
    905 N5th St. 
    Phoenix AZ, 85004
    Chavisa Woods will be  discussing  her debut novel, The Albino Album, which follows the life of a little girl who accidentally feeds her mother to an albino tiger and grows up to become a domestic terrorist, for love.

    Woods presents a technicolored vision of rural adolescence, the story of a girl with an unpronounceable name—a fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu and combat boots who travels along all the bizarre yet familiar byways of human desire from the cornfields of Illinois and the big brass sound of Mardi Gras to the heights of the Empire State Building. In the tradition of the southern gothic novel, Woods presents a new land of contemporary misfits including fire-dancers, pseudo Nazis who breed albino animals, catholic workers, horse thieves, and the archangel Gabriel.

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  • Chavisa Woods in the RADAR Reading Series

    March 7, 2013

    The RADAR Reading Series welcomes Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album, alongside Amber Dawn, Bruce Isaacson, and Stacey Waite, on Wednesday, March 7th at the San Francisco Public Library. 

    RADAR is a non-profit organization committed to providing programs devoted to the cultivation of queer and underground literature. Hosted by Michelle Tea, author, poet, and literary organizer known for her autobiographical work exploring the queer culture, this reading series brings together some of the best voices in LGBT writing.

    Chavisa Wood’s debut novel The Albino Album is bold exploration of the intersections of race, class, and sexuality, and contemplates the relationships between political action, art and romance, as our heroine tries on a series of bewitchingly fantastical families looking for the place to call home.

    Woods is a Brooklyn-based lesbian writer, artist, and activist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Her debut collection of short stories, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction.

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  • Chavisa Woods in San Fransisco

    March 5, 2013

    Chavisa Woods, Brooklyn-based writer and artist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers, will be ay City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00pm to discuss her new novel, The Albino Album

    The Albino Album is a novel as songs that tells the epic story of a girl who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse. A lead character with an un-pronounceable name, our fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu and combat boots leaves ashen valentines in her wake along this unique exploration of the bizarre yet familiar aspects of human desire.

    Chavisa Woods Book Tour

    Tuesday, March 5th @ 7:00pm
    City Lights Book Store
    261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
     

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  • Chavisa Woods NY Launch of Albino Album on February 24

    February 24, 2013

    February 24, 5:30pm
    Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album
    at Dixon Place
    161 Chrystie St  New York, NY 10002
     
    CHAVISA WOODS is a Brooklyn-based lesbian writer, artist, and activist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Her debut collection of short stories, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction. 

    In her first novel The Albino Album, LGBT emerging author Chavisa Woods, noted for capturing a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” (Go Magazine), presents a Technicolor vision of rural adolescence. The Albino Album breaks into a whirlwind tour of the underbelly of America, spanning countryside to cityscape, from the cornfields of Indiana, to the big brass sound of Mardi Gras, and the heights of the Empire State Building. In the tradition of the southern gothic novel, Woods presents a new land of contemporary misfits including firedancers, circus performers, catholic workers, gutter punks, horse thieves, and the archangel Gabriel.

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