The National English Literary Museum [NELM]
and the Rhodes MA in Creative Writing [MACW]
invite you to a reading by US authors
Kirsten Alene & Cameron Pierce
5.30pm Monday 2nd March
at NELM Eastern Star
Anglo African Street, Grahamstown
BIZARRO and ALT LIT are two distinctive new literary movements that have taken shape in the past ten years in the United States. Although aesthetically different, both are movements without unified statements or beliefs, except for a pervasive distrust and disdain of authority in all forms (aesthetic and political). Kirsten Alene and Cameron Pierce, who live in Astoria, Oregon, are writers and editors active in Bizarro and Alt Lit and their zones of intersection.
CAMERON PIERCE is a writer, editor, and publisher of Bizarro fiction. He is the author of eleven books, ranging from grotesque humour to Lovecraftian horror to fables about fishing and the outdoors. He edited the ground-breaking anthology The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade (2012), and most recently 40 Likely to Die Before 40: An Introduction to Alt Lit, edited with Michael J Seidlinger (2014). His Lazy Fascist Press imprint has published the work of authors such as Sam Pink, Scott McClanahan, Stephen Graham Jones, and Blake Butler. His latest book, Our Love Will Go the Way of the Salmon (2015), is a collection of fishing short stories set in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently Mellon Scholar in Residence at Rhodes University.
KIRSTEN ALENE is the author of Japan Conquers the Galaxy (2013), Unicorn Battle Squad
(2012) and the novella, Love in the Time of Dinosaurs (2010). Her work has been published in The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, In Heaven Everything is Fine: Fiction inspired by David Lynch, Housefire's Nouns of Assemblage, Innsmouth Magazine, Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens, New Dead Families, Small Doggies Magazine, The Battered Suitcase, Ellipsis, and Rivets.
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