QttF: Book Launch/Literary Reading by Lori Horvitz & Lockie Hunter
February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for the book launch of *Collect Call to My Mother: Essays on Love, Grief, and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep* by Lori Horvitz. Lori and Lockie have organized the Queer Girls Literary Reading (most recently at Rabbit Rabbit). Lori will read excerpts from her new book, and Lockie will read from recent work. This is a free event!
Books will be available for purchase ($18) and Lori will be happy to sign copies.
*Collect Call to My Mother* follows Lori Horvitz’ experiences as a queer Jewish New Yorker living in the South, looking for love in the internet age. When she teaches a class of queer college students who look to her as a role model, what they don’t know is that she spent her twenties and thirties in the closet and leapt from one relationship disaster to the next. Each of her turbulent trysts helps unearth the roots of her poor judgment: a chaotic upbringing, compounded by her mother’s emotional distance and early death. In these essays exploring themes of love, family, and grief, Horvitz gradually embraces who she is and finds a healthy, long-term relationship.
“A scintillating collection, full of subtle wit and passionate yearning.” —*Kirkus Reviews* (starred review).
“…Horvitz’s lucid prose offers a nuanced depiction of her rocky path to self-acceptance. Lyrical, frank, and meditative, this consideration of grief and identity resonates.”
“With her witty yet poignant voice, Lori Horvitz’ writing is a cross between David Sedaris and Anne Lamott….Ultimately, hers is an affecting story of resilience.” ––Joelle Fraser, author of *The Territory of Men* and *The Forest House*