Nick Comilla Candyass 500

Book launch for Candyass by Nick Comilla

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Book launch for Candyass by Nick Comilla
September 24, 2016 7:00 PM
September 24, 2016 9:00 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
212 620 7310 ext. 300
August 28, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Nick Comilla Candyass 500


Arsenal Pulp Press and the Bureau present the book launch of CANDYASS, the debut book by Brooklyn’s Nick Comilla: a coming of age novel about what it means to be young and queer today: “So young, so contemporary, so thoughtful and skillful in dissecting the exquisite corpse of gay life today.” —Edmund White; “A queer Casanova travelogue for the modern age that’s both bold and bittersweet.” —Slava Mogutin.

Featuring special guest Tommy “Teebs” Pico.


Nick Comilla is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at Concordia University in Montreal, and completed his MFA in poetry and fiction at The New School in New York. His work has appeared in Lambda Literary, Poetry Is Dead, Assaracus, and elsewhere. Candyass is his first book. He lives in Brooklyn.


Tommy “Teebs” Pico is author of IRL (Birds, LLC, 2016), Nature Poem (forthcoming 2017 from Tin House Books), and the zine series Hey, Teebs. He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, 2016 Tin House summer poetry scholar, and has poems in BOMB, Guernica, and the Offing.