Literally: A Reading Series presented by Write A House
November 16 | 7-9PM
Featuring the work of Kathe Koja and Daniel Kraus
Two masters of the macabre—who also happen to be delightful folks—share recent work on long-dead figures who haunt us to this day. (Actually, one of them is more of a zombie.) Join your host Anne Elizabeth Moore and fiction writers Kathe Koja (Christopher Wild) and Daniel Kraus (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) for a chilling evening that will still be less terrifying than anything you can see on the evening news. Free hugs after.
DANIEL KRAUS has landed on Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of 2015, won two Odyssey Awards, and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist, and more. His work has been translated into over 15 languages. With Guillermo del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Next, Kraus and del Toro co-authored The Shape of Water (Fall 2017), the movie version of which will be released in theaters in December 2017.
KATHE KOJA is a novelist, playwright, performer, director and independent producer whose work crosses and combines genres. Her novels—includingThe Cipher, Skin, Buddha Boy, Talk, the Under the Poppy trilogy, and Christopher Wild—have won awards, been multiply translated, and optioned for film and performance. She creates performative fiction events, both solo and with an ensemble of of creative artists: Gltter King, adapted from Marlowe’s EDWARD II, is upcoming in 2018. She’s globally-minded, and based in Detroit USA.
Housed at the historic Scarab Club and presented by Write A House, Literally: A Reading Series brings journalists, poets, cartoonists, novelists, and other writers together in Midtown Detroit. Like the term for which the series is named, Literally may offer tangible, verifiable facts or outrageous, fanciful claims. Hosted and curated by cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore, and formerly housed in her Write A House home, previous readers have included Jessica Campbell, Matt Fogarty, Nandi Comer, and Jennifer Nelson. The series features local, national, and international performers sharing longer works in an intimate setting. Readings are informal, fun, and designed to entertain non-writers and writers alike. The purpose of Literally is to nurture the growing literary community of Detroit. To this end, appropriate beverages will be served, and interested writers of all backgrounds, skills, and interests are encouraged to send along work for consideration at a future event. Please bring cash for books or book-related merchandise, or to donate to the beverage-and-travel fund.
ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, and internationally lauded cultural critic based in Detroit. A Fulbright Scholar, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College for Creative Studies, and has had solo art exhibitions on three continents. With Melissa Mendes, she creates a monthly investigate comics journalism series for Truthout. Her latest book, with Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.