Carnal Redress: Pornographic Readings by Edmund White and Others
ENCLAVE READING SERIES kicks off its fall program of authors at CLUB CUMMING with a one-of-a-kind event: a nighttime traipse through of the erotic work of EDMUND WHITE. Plus cocktails.
In a special collaboration with author Tom Cardamone, editor of the extraordinary anthology Crashing Cathedrals: Edmund White (ITNA), we have assembled a incomparable bill of writers to read some filthy, dirty selections from White’s impressive oeuvre. There will also be readings of work from Crashing Cathedrals, which details writers’ personal pornographic connections to White’s lush literary terrain.
To top it all off, the evening will culminate in a special reading by the master himself, Edmund White, who has promised to read something especially titillating for the audience’s literary pleasure.
It all happens at the best club downtown, Club Cumming, where the drinks are strong and the clientele is smart and pretty.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS…
EDMUND WHITE is the author of many novels, including A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, The Farewell Symphony, and, most recently, Our Young Man. His nonfiction includes City Boy, Inside a Pearl, and other memoirs; The Flâneur, about Paris; and literary biographies and essays. White lives in New York.
TOM CARDAMONE is the author and editor of several works, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning speculative novella Green Thumb, the erotic fantasy novel The Lurid Sea and the anthology Crashing Cathedrals: Edmund White by the Book, out spring 2019 from ITNA Press.
ANGELO NIKOLOPOULOS is the author of Obscenely Yours (Alice James Books, 2013), winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award and finalist for a 2014 Lambda Literary Award.
MICHAEL CARROLL won the 2015 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his collection, ‘Little Reef and Other Stories’.
WAYNE HOFFMAN is the author of the novels Hard, An Older Man, and Sweet Like Sugar, and his essays have appeared in such collections as Fresh Men 2, Mama’s Boy, and Best Gay Stories 2010. He is executive editor of Tablet magazine, and his cultural reporting has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Torso.
IAN RAFAEL TITUS has written fiction and poetry for Velvet Mafia, Into the Abyss, Frozen Tears II and III,and Visionary Tongue, a writers’ workshop fanzine established by author Storm Constantine and Eloise Coquio. His essay on Melvin Dixon’s novel Vanishing Rooms appears in The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered.
JESSE DORRIS is a writer based in Brooklyn whose work as appeared in The New Yorker, Time, T, Pitchfork, Slate, Aperture, Metropolis, and Elle. He’s appeared on the BBC World Service and NPR’s Weekend Edition and in the new anthology If I Don’t Get Home, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings. His fiction has been published by Conjunctions and in the anthologies New York Sex: Stories and Latin Lovers. He edited the Lambda Award finalist anthology Bésame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction with Jaime Manrique, and hosts the radio show Polyglot on WFMU.
CHRISTOPHER STODDARD’s is the author of the novel At Night Only from Itna Press. Featured in OUT Magazine’s “Tastemakers” issue in 2015 for his contributions to literature and publishing, he’s written two other novels: Limiters (Itna Press, 2014), and White, Christian (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
JASON NAPOLI BROOKS’ writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Post’s Page Six, Bomb, Ninth Letter, and El Pais. He is the author of the zine-serial Cock of the Walk and the novel Shelter. He collaborated with director Rob Roth to write the multimedia play Soundstage, which starred actress Rebecca Hall. Brooks is the co-founder and creative director of Enclave Reading Series
ABOUT “CRASHING CATHEDRALS”…
In Crashing Cathedrals: Edmund White by the Book, established writers, new voices, journalists, friends, former students, White’s husband, and a recent editor/publisher provide personal appraisals of White’s work in the order in which his books were published. The collection forms a unique tribute-cum-biography of the most significant contemporary gay writer in the world.