Wednesday 22nd June, 6:30-9:30 pm
“Look at Her glasses. A pair of dark cat-eye lenses perched on her slim nose, black bulging beetle eyes, eyes which observe as if there was nothing to see, as if there was no differentiation between dark and light, as if there was no differentiation between wet and dry. Our Narrator, she is modest – oh how I strive for Her modesty! I donned dark glasses in imitation of my shame. But She feels and acts truthfully. She hides Herself, not through shame, but through truth.”
Join us for an evening of reading, conversation, and falling-through-wormholes with Evelyn Wh-Ell and D Mortimer. This is in celebration of the recent release Memoirs of a Child Plot Hole: How to Escape Yourself Without even Trying by Evelyn-Wh-ell, published by Sticky Fingers Publishing.
An ontological gender-fuck of comedies, Memoirs of a Child Plot Hole calls on the queer feminist possibility of science fiction with camp audacity. With an absurdist style which speaks to the punk brutality of the likes of Kathy Acker and John Waters, Wh-ell twists mundane activities such as going to a greasy spoon or watching television into sites for dismembering gender, penetration, iconography and worship.
Evelyn Wh-ell (they/them) is a writer, artist and researcher interested in queer/trans aesthetics. Their writing has been published by Another Gaze, Cambridge Literary Review, permeable barrier, b l u s h lit, and Sticky Fingers Publishing’s Dead Lovers series. They are also a 2021-2023 Research Associate at CCA Derry~Londonderry.
D Mortimer (they/them) is a writer from London focused on trans and crip narratives. Their essays and poetry have been published by Granta, ADI, and their work has been performed at the ICA. Their short story 'Supermarket Revelations' featured in 'Liberating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Literature' (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018). And their debut collection LAST NIGHT A BEEF JERK SAVED MY LIFE was published by Pilot Press: London in May 2021. They are currently a Techne scholar at The University of Roehampton completing a PhD on the role of naming in transgender subject formation.
Sticky Fingers Publishing is an intra-dependant feminist publishers run by Kaiya Waerea (she/her) and Sophie Pau (she/her).
Accessibility: There are two short steps into the shop but we have a ramp to make the upper floor wheelchair accessible. The bar is usually in the basement which is not wheelchair accessible but we can work around this on the night.