Why go to a book release party in a basement, when you can attend one in a giddily drunk underground nightclub? What about a nightclub with the glamour of prewar Paris – or what you imagine glamour was like in prewar Paris? And what if the book triggering this throwdown was so evocative, so true, that it made you want to dance until the trains stopped running and stand outside smoking with strangers as if you’d known each other for years – even if you don’t smoke?
Author Jade Sylvan obliges with the fabulous launch of Kissing Oscar Wilde, her star-crossed memoir about identity, art, and romantic friendships. Whether or not you know Jade, come celebrate her success with:
Music from Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys AND The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
Performances from Jane Doe, Claude Kitten, AND UnAmerika’s Sweetheart Karin Webb, the evening's host
Readings from poet Krysten Hill, the author herself, AND MORE
Staged performances of sections of the book that are written as short plays with immersive elements -- the audience gets to be part of the show!
"Louis stayed clothed on the bank with the two body-shy college girls. He told me later it was because he had jock-itch, not because he was not fun-loving and star-gazing.” - Kissing Oscar Wilde, p. 18