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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

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 fiction collection, A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality,  was published by Cutlass Press in September 2017. Her chapbook, Impossible Wolves, was published by Deathless Press in 2013. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction appear in The Drum Literary Magazine, Shimmer Zine, Innsmouth Free Press, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, Bitch Magazine and other publications. She's a member of the New England Horror Writers Association and has taught creative writing in high schools, domestic violence shelters, colleges and universities, and writing institutions throughout New England for over ten years.

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