Hillary Leftwich Book Launch & Reading

A book release party for Hillary Leftwich and her new book Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How To Knock, to include featured readers Nancy Stohlman, Charly “The City Mouse” Fasano, Jane Keir, and Hillary Leftwich. Come help celebrate on Friday, October 18th, at 7 pm, and enjoy cocktails as well as cake catered by BookBar.

About the Book: Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock is a multi-genre collection that examines grief, violence, heartbreak, and the universal challenge of living in a body that is always vulnerable. In this greyscale kaleidoscope of the familiar and the uncanny, muted voices shout, people commit to devastating choices, and mundane moments are filled with silent hauntings. A sleep paralysis and a séance of voices long dead, this collection’s characters illuminate both our own darkness and our strength, revealing how love can emerge from the most impossible of conditions.

About the Author: Hillary Leftwich is the author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock from Civil Coping Mechanisms (CCM) Press. She earned her MFA in fiction and poetry from the Mile High MFA at Regis University. She is the poetry and prose editor for Heavy Feather Review and organizes/hosts At the Inkwell Denver, a monthly reading series. Currently, she freelances as a writer, editor, and writing workshop instructor. Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in print and online in such journals as The Rumpus, Entropy, The Missouri Review,
Hobart, Smokelong Quarterly, and others. Find her online at http://www.hillaryleftwich.com.

Featured Readers: 

Nancy Stohlman is the author of Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities (finalist for a 2019 Colorado Book Award), The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, the flash novels The Monster Opera and Searching for Suzi, and three anthologies of flash fiction including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape. She is the creator and curator of The Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series, the creator of FlashNano in November, and her work has been published in the W.W. Norton anthology New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and will be included in the 2019 Best Small Fictions. She lives in Denver and teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder. Find out more at www.nancystohlman.com

Charly “the city mouse” Fasano is a poet, filmmaker, painter and block printer from Denver, CO. He has released two spoken word records accompanied by the music of Memphis’ Lucero. His short animated films have appeared at the No Budget Film Festival, Blackbird Film Festival and won a jury prize at Machinimo Expo 2014. Books of his poems have been published by Sunnyoutside Press (Buffalo NY), Spartan Press (Kansas City) and he continues to be a regular contributor to Suspect Press Magazine.

Jane Keir grew up in San Diego and is a self-proclaimed book nerd and public health geek. She has been a nanny, a grocery store clerk, a sailboat stewardess (code for boat janitor), a salesgirl, the worst waitress ever, a nutrition health educator, a sex educator, a public health research scientist, a writer/editor for the CDC, a high school biology teacher, an instructional designer and global traveler. She has her BA in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her MPH in Global Health from Emory University. She now resides in Denver and is a member of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop Book Project where she received a writing fellowship. She is currently working on her first novel.

Event date: 
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948700191
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - October 7th, 2019