Tom Cho Schulman Lowrey

Book launch: LOOK WHO’S MORPHING by Tom Cho and AFTER DELORES (25th Anniversary Edition) by Sarah Schulman

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Book launch: LOOK WHO’S MORPHING by Tom Cho and AFTER DELORES (25th Anniversary Edition) by Sarah Schulman
April 13, 2014 7:00 PM
April 13, 2014 9:00 PM
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March 22, 2014
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Tom Cho Schulman Lowrey

Join us for the dual book launch of Look Who’s Morphing by Tom Cho and After Delores (25th Anniversary Edition) by Sarah Schulman.

Special guest Sassafras Lowrey also reads from hir novel Roving Pack.

LOOK WHO’S MORPHING (Arsenal Pulp Press):
First published to great acclaim in Australia, writer Tom Cho’s Look Who’s Morphing is a fresh, hilarious, and dazzingly contemporary collection of micro-fictions that explore the slipperiness of identity, race, and gender.

Like a mad-cap version of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis set against the last 40 years of pop culture, each story in the collection features Cho’s narrator morphing into various familiar and iconic cultural figures from sitcoms, Hollywood movies, anime, music videos, Saturday-morning cartoons, daytime TV talk shows, Nintendo games, and literature.

AFTER DELORES (Arsenal Pulp Press):
In this new edition of Sarah Schulman’s acclaimed 1988 novel, the unnamed narrator is a no-nonsense coffee-shop waitress in New York’s bohemian Lower East Side who is nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend Dolores leaves her for another woman. This hilarious, unpredictable, sexy novel is a fast-paced flashback to the storefronts, underground clubs, and back alleys of the Lower East Side’s lesbian subculture in the 1980s―an electrifying chronicle of New York life featuring an edgy and totally original heroine. Includes a new introduction by Sarah Schulman.

ROVING PACK (Pomo Freakshow):
Click, a straight-edge transgender kid, is searching for hir place within a pack of newly sober gender rebels in the dilapidated punk houses of Portland, Oregon circa 2002. Ze embarks on a dizzying whirlwind of leather, sex, hormones, house parties, and protests until hir gender fluidity takes an unexpected turn and the pack is sent

TOM CHO is a fiction writer whose work has appeared widely, including in such publications as The Best Australian Stories series, Asia Literary Review and The New Quarterly. Like his favourite pop stars, Tom enjoys trying new guises on for size, and his work has been described as “transgenre, transgender and transcultural all at once.” He has performed his work on the stages of many festivals, from Singapore Writers Festival to Sydney Mardi Gras, and even at a Chinatown bar where he toured Hello Kitty, an award-winning show that combined literature with karaoke. Born and raised in Australia, Tom has applied for permanent residency in Canada. He has a PhD in Professional Writing and is currently writing a novel about the meaning of life. Visit his website at

SARAH SCHULMAN is the author of sixteen books, including the novels The Mere Future, The Child, Rat Bohemia, Shimmer, Empathy, After Delores, People In Trouble, Girls, Visions and Everything, and The Sophie Horowitz Story. She is co-author with Cheryl Dunye of the movies The Owls and Mommy is Coming, and co-producer with Jim Hubbard of the feature United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. She is co-director of the ACT UP Oral History Project. She lives in New York, where she is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York (College of Staten Island) and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

SASSAFRAS LOWREY is the editor of the two time American Library Association honored & Lambda Literary Finalist Kicked Out anthology, and Leather Ever After. Hir debut novel Roving Pack was honored by the American Library Association. Sassafras is the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Berzon Emerging Writer Award. Ze lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner, two dogs of dramatically different sizes, two bossy cats, and a kitten.