Pride Comes Early! Annie Rachele Lanzillotto reads from her new double book “Hard Candy” and “Pitch Roll Yaw.” Erica Cardwell reads new work. Special guests include: Gabriella Belfiglio, Clare Ultimo, Rosette Capotorto, Zhaleh Afshar.
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto is the author of the books: Hard Candy: Caregiving, Mourning, and Stage Light and Pitch, Roll, Yaw (Guernica World Editons 2018); L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir (SUNY Albany Press 2013, LAMBDA Literary Award Finalist); and Schistsong, poems, (Bordighera Press 2013.) Lanzillotto is the singer/songwriter of the albums: Never Argue With a Jackass (2017); Swampjuice: Yankee with a Southern Peasant Soul (2016), Carry My Coffee (2012), Eleven Recitations (2011); and Blue Pill (2010.) For more info on her books, audiobooks, albums, films, and performance works, visit www.annielanzillotto.com.
Erica Cardwell is a writer and radical educator based in New York. Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, The Believer, Rewire, and forthcoming for Green Mountain Review. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was awarded a nonfiction fellowship from the Lambda Literary Foundation in 2015. She teaches English and Literature at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Erica lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their turtle, Smiley Mousa.