Presenting Callum Angus, Hazel Jane Plante, and Corinne Manning
May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A celebration of the launch of A Natural History of Transition, the debut story collection by Callum Angus.
Massy Arts Society and Metonymy Press present the author in conversation with Hazel Jane Plante and Corinne Manning
A Natural History of Transition is a collection of short stories that disrupts the notion that trans people can only have one transformation. Like the landscape studied over eons, change does not have an expiration date for these trans characters, who grow as tall as buildings, turn into mountains, unravel hometown mysteries, and give birth to cocoons. Portland-based author Callum Angus infuses his work with a mix of alternative history, horror, and a reality heavily dosed with magic.
CALLUM ANGUS is a trans writer and editor currently based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in Nat. Brut, West Branch, LA Review of Books, Catapult, The Common, Seventh Wave Magazine and elsewhere. He has received support from Lambda Literary and Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, and he holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the founding editor of the journal smoke and mold.
HAZEL JANE PLANTE is a librarian, cat photographer, and writer. Her debut novel Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian)(Metonymy Press, 2019) was given a Lambda Literary award for trans fiction. She also releases music under the name lo-fi lioness and helms the podcast t4t, which is about writing while trans.
CORINNE MANNING is a prose writer and literary organizer. Their stories and essays have been published widely, including in Toward an Ethics of Activism and Shadow Map: An Anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assault. Corinne founded The James Franco Review, a project that sought to address implicit bias in the publishing industry. We Had No Rules (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) is their first book.
MASSY ARTS SOCIETY is a community hub dedicated to supporting the practices of Indigenous and underrepresented artists.
This event will take place over Zoom Webinar. Live captioning provided.