Unsolicited Press Authors Raki Kopernik, Anne Leigh Parrish, & Lizz Schumer Sit Down Together for a Fireside Chat
Unsolicited Press announces a light-hearted and intellectual fireside chat featuring Raki Kopernik, Anne Leigh Parrish, and Lizz Schumer on January 30th, 2021 at 5 PM PST using Zoom. Kopernik, Parrish, and Schumer are known for their queer and feminist tones, often working to dismantle stereotypes often ascribed to men and women.
Readers, writers, and the media are invited to watch the event. The authors will discuss a variety of topics and briefly read from one of their books. Details for how to join the discussion are listed at the end of this announcement.
About the Authors
Raki Kopernik is a queer, Jewish fiction and poetry writer. Her collection THE THINGS YOU LEFT contains thirty-seven stories built on magical realism and seemingly inconsequential moments between sweet and strange loners that meet in the space between the heart and the mind. She is also the author of The Memory House (The Muriel Press 2019) which was a finalist for both the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award and the Minnesota Book Award, and The Other Body (Dancing Girl Press 2017). Her work has appeared in numerous publications and has been nominated for several other awards, including the Pushcart Prize for fiction. She lives in Minneapolis.
Anne Leigh Parrish is the author of eight previously published books: What Nell Dreams, a novella & stories (Unsolicited Press, 2020); Maggie’s Ruse, a novel, (Unsolicited Press, 2017); The Amendment, a novel (Unsolicited Press, 2017); Women Within, a novel (Black Rose Writing, 2017); By the Wayside, stories (Unsolicited Press, 2017); What Is Found, What Is Lost, a novel (She Writes Press, 2014); Our Love Could Light The World, stories (She Writes Press, 2013); and All The Roads That Lead From Home, stories (Press 53, 2011).
Lizz Schumer penned BIOGRAPHY OF A BODY, a lyrical meander through what it means to be a messy, flawed, imperfect human. In personal essays and snippets of verse, it probes the influence of religion on a person’s psyche, how the legacy of traditional femininity work their way under the skin, and the many pitfalls of living in a female body. Schumer is the senior staff writer for Good Housekeeping, Prevention, and Woman’s Day and her freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, HuffPo, Bon Appetit, The Spruce, VinePair, SELF, and others. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goddard College and is also the author of Buffalo Steel (Black Rose Writing 2013). Her essays, poetry, fiction, and hybrid text have appeared in Punchnel’s, Wordgathering, Ploughshares.com, Ghost City Review, Entropy Mag, and elsewhere. She teaches journalism and communications courses as an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Professional Studies and as a writing consultant at the NYC Writer’s Room.
About Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Learn more at www.unsolicitedpress.com.
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