Derek McCormack presents The Well-Dressed Wound. He will give a spirited reading of selections from his play-within-a-novel and will discuss how it functions as drama and ways that he imagines that the text could be realized as a fully-produced stage play using actors, props, set design, lighting, special effects, music, and costuming.
Lonely Christopher presents a dramatic table reading of his two-act verse play Endymion Dreams the Moon, inspired by the Greek myth and the poem by John Keats, featuring the author in the role of the Stranger and the actor Matt Landry (Shimmer Lake, Crazy House) as the Kid.
Hosted by Aaron Mirkin.
Coordinated by Daniel Glassman & Kate Barss.
Derek McCormack's latest book is The Well-Dressed Wound (Semiotext(e), 2015). He is the author of the novels The Haunted Hillbilly and The Show That Smells, and the short-story collections Dark Rides, and Wish Book. The Haunted Hillbilly was named a best book of the year by both the Globe & Mail and the Village Voice, and was nominated for a Lambda Award. He lives in Toronto.
Lonely Christopher is a poet and filmmaker. He is the author of the poetry collection Death & Disaster Series (Monk Books, 2014) and the short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, which was a 2011 selection of Dennis Cooper's Little House on the Bowery imprint of Akashic Books. His first novel, THERE, is forthcoming in 2017. His plays have been produced in New York City and China. His film credits include the feature MOM (which he wrote and directed), the shorts We Are Not Here and Petit Lait (which were adapted from his stories), and Crazy House (for which he wrote the screenplay). He lives in Brooklyn.