Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore with EJ Colen, Patrick Milian, Laura LeMoon, and Eddie Walker
Along with our friends and colleagues at The Seattle Public Library, we close out this eventful, geographically far-flung month of virtual presentations with esteemed Seattle author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and a group of contributors to her excellent new anthology, Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis (Arsenal Pulp). EJ Colen, Patrick Milian, Laura LeMoon, and Eddie Walker should be virtually on hand, from among the great group of contributors to this book, along with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore herself.
“An exciting and important collection that reconvenes community and brings our hidden feelings and experiences of HIV again to light and to consciousness.” -Sarah Schulman.
“For decades, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore has been putting together anthologies that transform the field of queer politics and let us understand ourselves and each other in new ways. Between Certain Death and a Possible Future is just such a book. It is a must-read for this moment, yet another juncture where we face the collision of brutal inequality, right-wing resurgence, and pandemic. This book is deeply personal, moving, and evocative, and at the same time has an enormous amount to teach us about the political and social conditions that have produced the social meanings of AIDS and sex that have shaped our lives." -Dean Spade.
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s many other books include the New York Times Editors Choice selection, The Freezer Door; The End of San Francisco; Sketchtasy; and an earlier anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?- books which have received numerous awards and award nominations.
Presented by The Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company.