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Weaving a Writing Life

Category: Literary

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Join four University of Colorado Boulder MFA graduates — Kathleen J. Woods, Loie Rawding, Stephanie Couey, and Sarah Thompson — for a reading and discussion of the challenges and victories of building a writing life both inside and outside institutions, on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm at Boulder Bookstore.

This event will also celebrate the publication of Kathleen J. Woods’s new novel, "White Wedding." Tickets for this event are $5 (plus a small processing fee) and are available on Eventbrite.

About the Book:
No one knows the woman at the wedding. Not the caterer, an easy target, succumbing to her advances. Not the pregnant bride or her tangled family, trying to spin a fairytale wedding under a melting hot summer sun. Not even the bride’s stepsister, Charlotte, who, in the middle of the night and despite her better judgment, allows this wandering wedding crasher into her car.

Crusted in dried blood and other bodily fluids, the woman exists in layers of sense and story, a nesting doll of pornographic tales in which fantasy and banality collide and blur. In this novel that is at once visceral, vivid, and spare, the uninvited guest gives each of those she meets what they want, whether they like it or not.

Here writhe distinct bodies in distinct ecstasies, echoing and defying inherited American narratives about gender, shame, and pleasure. With an edge of humor and horror, Woods explores if —and how—we consent to our own desires.


*Tickets are $5 (plus a small processing fee).

*A coupon good for $5 off a copy of White Wedding, or a purchase on the day of the event is included with your ticket. You will receive this coupon at the event.

*COVID-19 measures: Admission to this event will be limited, and masks are encouraged for all attendees.