Two speculative fiction writers join forces at Bluestockings Bookstore for a very different kind of reading event. "Rebel Pilgrimages" will feature stories and poetry about the price of faithand the cost of shedding it.
William Shunn will read from his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, which describes his harrowing and at times hilarious escape from Mormonism, a journey that led from the oil fields of Alberta through a Canadian jail and ultimately to freedom from authority.
Nancy Hightower will read from her poetry collection, The Acolyte, which rewrites biblical narratives from a haunted, feminist perspective, effectively wrenching them out of politicized right wing rhetoric. Think Anne Lamott meets Stephen King.
The reading begins at 7:00 pm. Visit www.bluestockings.com for directions and more details.
In his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated science fiction writer William Shunn tackles his strangest project yetthe true story of his arrest and conviction for hijacking as a young Mormon missionary. In addition to reading excerpts, in his Talks at Google appearance he'll discuss the ways in which changing technologies shaped the long process of writing and publishing this book.
Update: Watch video of Bill's talk below:
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