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A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Free and open to the public

A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality

with KL Pereira

A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality is both literary and speculative, both magically real and viscerally strange, and in the tradition of writers like Angela Carter, Karen Russell, and Jorge Luis Borges. Within the collection of short stories, Pereira uses elements of fairy tales, folk tales, and myths to highlight the lives of women, children, and immigrants. Lucid prose underscores the tenacity of those who are the most vulnerable, who live on the edges, between neat and clear definitions of who they are and who they want to be. Pereira explores rebirth amid darkness, free of normative ideas of gender, class, race, and sexuality.

KL Pereira's debut short story collection, A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality was published in 2017 by Cutlass Press. Steeped in dark fantasy and magical realism, her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction appear or are forthcoming in the British Fantasy Award nominated anthology Years Best Weird Fiction vol. 5, Shadows and Tall Trees, vol. 8, Literary Hub, LampLight, The Drum, Shimmer, Innsmouth Free Press, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, Bitch, and other publications. Pereira is a keen lover of ghost stories, cemeteries, and old libraries. She holds a BA from Bard College, an MFA from Goddard College, and is a degree candidate in the Master of Library and Information Science program at Simmons College. When she's not spinning tales or writing papers, Pereira is a librarian and educator, haunting the halls of the Boston Athenaeum and GrubStreet, where she has taught creative writing since 2006. You can find more about her writing online at klpereira.com or on Instragram: @_klpereira.

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