Joint reading with Melissa Febos and Lucy Corin
Joint reading with
Melissa Febos and Lucy Corin
Saturday, March 14, 7:30 pm
Location: Pegasus Books Downtown
Pegasus Books Downtown welcomes authors Melissa Febos, author of the memoir Whip Smart: The Story of a Secret Life (St. Martin's Griffin); and Lucy Corin, author of the short story collection One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeneys Books).
Wheelchair accessible; refreshments served. This event is free.
About Whip Smart:
A dark, wild, powerful memoir about a young woman’s transformation from college student to professional dominatrix While a college student at The New School, Melissa Febos spent four years working as a dominatrix in a midtown dungeon. In poetic, nuanced prose she charts how unchecked risk-taking eventually gave way to a course of self-destruction. But as she recounts crossing over the very boundaries that she set for her own safety, she never plays the victim. In fact, the glory of this memoir is Melissa’s ability to illuminate the strange and powerful truths that she learned as she found her way out of a hell of her own making. Rest assured; the reader will emerge from the journey more or less unscathed.
About One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses:
Lucy Corin’s dazzling new collection is powered by one hundred apocalypses: a series of short stories, many only a few lines, that illuminate moments of vexation and crisis, revelations and revolutions. An apocalypse might come in the form of the end of a relationship or the end of the world, but what it exposes is the tricky landscape of our longing for a clean slate. At once mournful and explosively energetic, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses makes manifest the troubled conscience of an uneasy time.