Start: 5:30 pm
Gregg Shapiro is the author of GREGG SHAPIRO: 77 (Souvenir Spoon Press, due 2012). “Gregg Shapiro’s wonderful collection of poems takes us on a young gay man’s journey through the1970s that is beautifully written and evocative of a strangely innocent time of untarnished glitter.” Bob Smith, author of Openly Bob and Remembrance Of Things I Forgot “These terrific poems—a decade of them, one for each year from 1970 to 1980— are time capsules chock-full of the amazing but ordinary stuff of Midwestern suburban childhood. But these are not nostalgic poems. Ultimately, they are poems beautifully haunted by harm and hope, longing and desire. In a chapbook that is at once funny and affecting, Gregg Shapiro proves himself the Cavafy of Chicago.” Richard McCann, author of Mother of Sorrows To order Gregg Shapiro: 77, please call or write us at 215/923-2960 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Shapiro is also the author of Protection (Gival, $15 pb).
Start: 7:00 pm
Diaspora, the reading group,will discuss Music for Chameleons, by Truman Capote Please come at least a couple of minutes early (before the store closes at 7 pm), so no one will need to come to the door to let you in. If you are late, though, there’s a doorbell to the left of the front door