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TONIGHT I’M SOMEONE ELSE – Chelsea Hodson, Melissa Febos, & Sophia Shalmiyev
July 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, July 6, we are excited to welcome Chelsea Hodson to the bookshop, along with Melissa Febos and Portland author Sophia Shalmiyev. Chelsea’s collection of essays, Tonight I’m Someone Else, is newly available from Henry Holt, and Melissa Febos’ Abandon Me is newly available in paperback!
Chelsea Hodson is the author of the essay collection Tonight I’m Someone Else and the chapbook Pity the Animal. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Bennington College and has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony and PEN Center USA Emerging Voices. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Frieze Magazine, Black Warrior Review, The Lifted Brow, and elsewhere.
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was named a Best Book of 2017 by Esquire, Book Riot, The Cut, Electric Literature, Bustle, Medium, Refinery29, The Brooklyn Rail, Salon, The Rumpus, and others. Her second essay collection, Girlhood (Bloomsbury), will be published in 2019. Her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The Believer, The New York Times, Vogue, and elsewhere. Melissa is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University. She serves on the Board of Directors for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and lives in Brooklyn.
Sophia Shalmiyev’s lyric memoir, Mother Winter, recounting the author’s childhood emigration to the United States from the Soviet Union, will be published by Simon & Schuster on February 12, 2019. Sophia has written for Vela, Ravishly, Visitant,