Trebor Healey & Alvin Orloff
Lambda Literary Award winning writer Trebor Healey, travels to Seattle to read from his short story collection, Falling (University of Wisconsin Press) in which characters confront the profound displacement of modern life. “Trebor Healey has shown us in these utterly original stories how the English-speaking part of the Americas confronts the Spanish-speaking part. But in the last story, ‘The Orchid,’ he has written a masterful exploration of the inner politics of Argentina. This is a wise, brilliant story that will be read for many years to come!”—Edmund White.
Also reading this evening is Alvin Orloff, whose book Disasterama: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977-1997 (Three Rooms Press) is a memoir of the impact of HIV and AIDS, art and activism within San Francisco’s Queer community “Disasterama! takes us deep into the 80s and the daily creative resistance that saved the culture’s soul during the plague years. With wit and flair, Orloff gives us a guided tour of the era’s vibrant subcultures and glittering, pointed reactions to a cold-hearted status quo. Heartbreaking and hilarious, sexed-up and political, Disasterama is a deeply personal coming-of-age story. —Michelle Tea.