FuncLit is back with its first event of 2016, and it’s a doozy.
Matthew Salesses has five published books to his name – Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist
) called his recent novel, The Hundred-Year Flood
, “epic and devastating and full of natural majesty” – as well as writing for basically your whole morning blogroll: Salon, The Toast, The Millions, The Rumpus, NPR’s Code Switch and the New York Times
’ Motherlode. We presume he’ll be reading from one or both of his upcoming books: an essay collection, Own Story
, and a novel, The Murder of the Doppelgänger
, are TK in 2016/2017.
As for local writer Kristen Arnett, well, we can’t decide between her essay “The Body, Forever” (on Burrow Press Review
) and her flash-fiction “How to Eat Chicken Wings” (in the Guardian
) to nominate as the most electrifying thing we read last year. So we pick both. Go get lit!
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 | Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St. | functionallyliterate.org