Next Tuesday, February 22nd @ 8 pm, OS author A.M. Homes, Issue 139: “Omega Point or Happy Birthday Baby” will be teaming up with OS editor-in-chief Hannah Tinti, and Amy Hempel for a reading and a special *musical* performance at the Stone in NYC. Admission is $10 and goes to benefit One Story, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Born in Washington, D.C., Homes’s work strikes a narrative which both challenges current conventions and brings American prejudice into light. In this vein she does not seek sentimentality but rather digs deeper into more unsettling territory. Homes’s latest book, a memoir titled The Mistress’s Daughter, came out with Viking Books in 2007. Tinti’s work has been described as, “richly imagined, gothically spooky, and replete with the ingenious storytelling ability of a born novelist.” Her novel The Good Thief was released in 2008. A master of the short story, Amy Hempel’s writing has been most notably described as “minimalist,” with some of her pieces even straddling the line between prose and the prose poem. A collected works of her stories was released by Scribner Books in 2007.
The reading starts at 8pm at the Stone on the corner of Ave. C and 2nd St. in the Lower East Side. The musical performance will likely feature a melodica, a ukelele, and some (literary) singing. Not to be missed!