If you didn't get your fix of zombies on Halloween, check out this book reading of Rigor Amortis at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, at Revolutionary Grounds, 606 N. Fourth Ave. 620-1770. Robert Paul Nixon illustrated the cover (pictured) and local artist Galen Dara illustrated many other images in the book.
Information per press release:
Zombie romance at a coffee shop?
It could happen. Well, in fact, it WILL happen this coming Sunday, Nov. 7.
A little background first: Rigor Amortis is the newly published anthology of zombie romance and erotica, a collection of 32 short stories and poems by 32 authors. (It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.) Local artist Galen Dara did many of the illustrations throughout the book. She and contributing authors John Nakamura Remy and Andrew Penn Romine will have a table at Tucson’s Comic Convention, but also wanted to arrange for an official Rigor Amortis reading as well.
Enter Revolutionary Grounds. Galen had been intrigued about that little coffee shop ever since hearing about it on KXCI, but was a political activist hot-spot the right place to come with one’s zombies and one’s, well, you know … erotica? But Revolutionary Ground’s stated mission was so compelling: To be a place where a diverse group of people can come together to talk, plan, and dream; a safe place for people of all sexual orientations! Who could beat that? So, after some hesitation, Galen approached owner Joy Soler to see what SHE thought. After a bit of hesitation herself, Joy agreed to the reading.
In Joy’s words: “It is certainly not the regular fare one will find at RG and we did a bit of a double take when approached to host the reading, but it does fit within our mission to provide a safe space for marginalized voices. Who could be more marginalized than an undead lesbian erotic dancer?”
So, yes! Amorous zombies are gonna hang at Revolutionary Gounds this Sunday, where entertaining readings will provide a great springboard for discussion about the social commentary underlying the monsters we create and the various ways we experience and express love, longing and loneliness.