Author David Pratt comes to the DC Center on Saturday August 4th to read from his new book My Movie The reading begins at 1:00 PM and is part of the 2012 OutWrite LGBT Book Fair.
My Movie showcases the remarkable range and versatility of David Pratt's short fiction, including stories previously published in The James White Review, Velvet Mafia, Christopher Street, Chelsea Station, and other periodicals, Web sites, and anthologies. The impact of memories thematically dominates the fourteen stories included in this imaginative collection, from the coming-of-age title story of a young boy's code of secret languages to the magical, speculative world of "Ulmus Americana," where trees yearn for love.
Film and video are at the heart of many of these stories, including "Another Country," about a woman who enters a fictitious land created by her son and his boyhood friend for their backyard home movies, and the brilliantly conceived "Calvin Gets Sucked In," where a man is consumed, literally, by a porn video, with hilarious and disturbing results. Pratt also turns an unflinching camera eye on the realities and mishaps of gay life, from a hook-up with a crack addict to the painful and poignant struggles with illness, loss, and mortality. Haunting, funny, surreal, and heartbreaking, My Movie brilliantly documents how we come to terms with being queer.
The OutWrite Book Fair will include several book and poetry readings, and literature discussions. Several book publishers will display and sell recently published LGBT books, and the DC Center will have over 1,000 used LGBT themed books for sale at the event. Find out more at www.outwritedc.org.