Posts tagged “short stories”

  • An Evening With Barry Gifford

    October 9, 2013

    A special screening of two episodes of HOTEL ROOM written by Gifford_Barry_by_Robin_KennedyGifford and directed by David Lynch
    Wednesday, October 9th @ 8:15pm
    Gene Siskel Film Center
    164 N. State St  
    Chicago, IL 60601
    www.siskelfilmcenter.org

     

    TRICKS
    1993, David Lynch, USA, 31 min.
    With Glenne Headly, Harry Dean Stanton

    BLACKOUT
    1993, David Lynch, USA, 47 min.
    With Crispin Glover, Alicia Witt

    Celebrating the publication of  The Roy Stories, many set in Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes renowned author Barry Gifford to discuss his long-running collaboration with David Lynch (WILD AT HEART, LOST HIGHWAY). Two rarely seen episodes from Lynch’s HBO series “Hotel Room” both written by Gifford, screen. In TRICKS, the uneasy meeting of two men and a hooker at the Railroad Hotel has deadly repercussions. In BLACKOUT, a power failure is the catalyst for strange revelations between a husband and his ailing wife in a New York hotel.

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  • Humor in a Cruel World: Interview With Author Luis Negrón

    September 17, 2013

    Mundo Cruel -- Luis NegronSeven Stories author, Luis Negrón, recently did an interview with The Short Form about his story collection, Mundo Cruel. During the interview, Negrón discusses his book, his writing style, how he spends his time, and his suggestions for readers and writers. Below are some excerpts from the interview:

    Interviewer: Despite the title of the book, Mundo Cruel, there’s a lot of humor in your collection. “We’ve learned how to survive and be happy no matter what” is what you’ve said of the gay culture we find in your stories. On the other hand, there’s a great deal of cruelty in your essay “The Pain of Reading,” it’s almost like a prelude to your collection, would you agree?

    Negrón: Yes, this essay probably is the background to Mundo Cruel. For the boy in the essay to survive he needs to adapt to his misery. That is why I say we have learned how to be happy no matter what.

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  • Luis Negrón at City Lights

    May 22, 2013

    Luis Negrón Book TourNegron_MundoCruel_300dpi
    Wednesday, May 22nd @ 7:00pm
    City Lights Bookstore
    261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway
    San Francisco, CA

    Join Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón at City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, May 22nd as he reads and discusses his debut collection Mundo Cruel.

    In the collection that Publisher’s Weekly calls “Slender but never slight, and often extremely funny,” Negrón offers insight to gay life in the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico. Rich with humor, satire, and expert story-telling, this collection is expertly translated by the award-winning Suzanne Jill Levine.

    Luis Negrón will be available for question and answer as well as book signings. To find out more about the event, visit the City Lights Bookstore event page.

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  • Luis Negrón at Book Soup LA

    May 20, 2013

    Luis Negrón Book TourNegron_MundoCruel_300dpi
    Monday, May 20th @ 7:00pm
    Book Soup LA
    8818 Sunset Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA
     

    Author Luis Negrón will be at Book Soup in LA on Monday, May 20th to read from his debut collection Mundo Cruel.

    In the collection Lambda Literary Magazine calls a study in verve, sass, and voice, peppered with a dash of spirituality,” Negrón’s stories capture a picture of life a small community in Puerto Rico. He examines not only gay life, but the human condition across all boards. Smart, funny, and heart-wrenching, these nine stories reveal a mastery of language that leaves you wanting more.

    Luis Negrón will be available for question and answer, as well as book signings. To find out more information about the event, visit the Book Soup event page.

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  • Luis Negron & Suzanne Jill Levine at Strange Loop Gallery

    April 11, 2013

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    Sponsored by the Bureau of General Services: Queer Division
    Thursday, April 11th @ 7:00pm
    Strange Loop Gallery
    27 Orchard Street
    New York, NY
     

    Author Luis Negrón and translator Suzanne Jill Levine will  be at the Strange Loop Gallery on Thursday, April 11th to read from Mundo Cruel, Negrón’s debut collection of short stories.

    Nine short stories, expertly translated, open a door into working class Santurce, Puerto Rico, where shoddy medical offices, Catholic churches, Mormon temples, and Santeria storefronts line the sunbaked streets. Here, a bumbling prostitute-turned-fugitive bewilderingly avoids capture. Back-biting mothers hand down judgment on their neighbors and the world at large from their front lawns. A desperate dog-owner will do anything to have his precious animal sent to a taxidermist. A young Chosen One with a curious gift helps his fellow parishioners find God.

    Both author and translator will be available for question and answer, as well as book signings.

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  • Luis Negron & Suzanne Jill Levine at Barnes & Noble UWS

    April 10, 2013

    Luis Negron & Suzanne Jill Levine Book EventNegron_MundoCruel_300dpi
    Wednesday, April 10th @ 7:00pm
    Barnes & Noble UWS
    82nd Street and Broadway
    New York, NY
     

    Luis Negrón will be at the Upper West Side Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, April 10th, alongside translator Suzanne Jill Levine, to read from his debut collection of short stories Mundo Cruel.

    In the collection that Publisher’s Weekly calls “Slender but never slight, and often extremely funny,” Negrón offers insight to gay life in the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico. Rich with humor, satire, and expert story-telling, this collection is expertly translated by the award-winning Suzanne Jill Levine.

    Both author and translator will be available for question and answer, as well as book signings. To find out more, visit the Barnes & Noble event page.

     

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  • Luis Negrón at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston

    April 4, 2013

    Mundo Cruel Book Launch with Luis NegrónNegron_MundoCruel_300dpi
    Thursday, April 4th @ 7:00pm
    La Galeria at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
    85 W. Newton St. Boston, MA 
     

    Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón will be speaking about his debut collection of short stories, Mundo Cruel,  with Alan West-Durán, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Northeastern University, at La Galeria at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 4th at 7pm.

    “Hilarious and heart-wrenching, provocative and pitch-perfect, each story is a tiny, transgressive explosion. I feel inadequate to the task of expressing just how wonderful this book is…read it slowly, and listen close; here is a master storyteller at his finest.”—Justin Torres, author of We The Animals

    Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón brings his impeccable ear for dialog to English readers with his debut collection of short stories, Mundo Cruel, capturing the rhythms of daily life in a community in Puerto Rico as well as the longing, abuse, and isolation faced by the marginalized gay subculture.

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