Tuesday January 13, 7:30 PM
Indie Press Teamup: Dzanc Books and Curbside Splendor
Brian Costello, author of Losing in Gainesville (Curbside)
Kim Church, author of Byrd (Dzanc)
Two upstart indie presses bring their talented authors to Greenlight for an evening of fiction, nonfiction and celebration. Chicago-based press Curbside Splendor was conceived as a punk band in the early 1990s, and re-founded as an independent press in the fall of 2009; they now publish between 15 and 20 books a year, including fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that celebrate art, urban life, and extraordinary voices. Curbside is the publisher of the Brian Costello novel Losing in Gainesville, set in mid-1990s Florida, which hilariously explores what failure means in a culture where everyone is supposed to win. Nonprofit press Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and promote literary readership; they publish literary fiction, support several editorially-independent imprints and literary journals, and provide low-cost writing instruction to beginning and emerging writers. Dzanc author Kim Church is the author of the novel Byrd, set in North Carolina, the story of an independent single woman who gives birth to a son and surrenders him for adoption without telling his father.