Corinne Manning, author of the acclaimed queer story collection WE HAD NO RULES (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) will read with fellow rule breakers Shannon Perez-Darby and Kristen Millares Young (Subduction, Red Hen 2020).
Corinne Manning's debut story collection WE HAD NO RULES has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly the latter noting it "exquisitely examines queer relationships with equal parts humor, heartache, and titillation." Their stories and essays have been widely published including anthology selection in Toward and Ethics of Activism and Shadow Map: An Anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assault. They have received grants and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Artist Trust, 4 Culture, and The Hub City Writer's Project. Corinne founded the James Franco Review, an intervention project that sought to address implicit bias in the publishing industry.
Shannon Perez-Darby is an anti-violence advocate, author, activist, and consultant working to create the conditions to support loving, equitable relationships and communities. Shannon Perez-Darby centers queer and trans communities of color while working to address issues of domestic violence, accountability, criminal legal system impacts and supporting people in the sex trades. Her work on these issues can be found in The Revolution starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities and Friendship as Social Justice Activism: Critical Solidarities in a Global Perspective.
Kristen Millares Young is a prize-winning investigative journalist, book critic, essayist and novelist. Her debut novel Subduction, named a staff pick by The Paris Review, was a finalist for two International Latino Book Awards in 2020. Called “whip-smart” by The Washington Post and a “brilliant debut” by The Seattle Times, Subduction is a lyric retelling of the troubled history of encounter in the Americas. Subduction was named a Top 2020 Feminist Book by Ms. Magazine.