Stark Raving Sanity

New from the Michelle Tea-edited Sister Spit imprint on City Lights Books is the debut novel from Dia Felix, Nochita, which follows the wanderings of a young girl who leaves two sets of inadequate parents for an uncertain, destinationless path of self-discovery. Told in short, easy-to-digest chapters that span everything from anecdotes to notes to self ("Every living thing is breathing in its own way. Breathe in your way."), the book is seductive and wild, at once a journey to voice and a link between voice and what it means to be "so alive!" Based in New York, Felix is a filmmaker who's screened at independent festivals and won awards for digital media production for museums (including The Exploratorium). Joining her for the reading will be the poet Camille Roy (Sherwood Forest), whose brazen New Narrative work should prove an excellent pairing.

Thu., March 13, 7 p.m., 2014
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