Come celebrate the release of Alison Morse's first chapbook of very short stories: If You Wave a Chicken Over Your Head, published by Red Bird Chapbooks.
February 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
3700 Nicollet Avenue
The evening will feature food and beverages, live music, and a reading by Alison. Hosted by fellow writers Pat Cumbie, Carol Dines, Carla Hagen, Julia Klatt Singer and Marcia Peck.
Chapbooks will be available for sale. On this night, Alison's chapbook earnings will go to The National Immigration Law Center.*
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20.
Each story of one thousand words or less in Alison Morse’s If You Wave a Chicken Over Your Head offers a tiny universe. Here, original voices bring their distinct circumstances and compelling troubles to life with honesty and humor. We embark on a wild and glorious ride, immersed in perfectly rendered specificity: food and drink; art supplies; ancient and contemporary history; multiple Jewish cultures; popular music; and climate change. Across time and geography, these characters each seem to wonder: how can one live out goodness in this eternally flawed world? Thankfully, Morse offers no easy morality or pat answers. Instead, her rich images and intimate details add up, and the work is elevated: each line a captivating poem, every story an illumination. —Beth Mayer, Editor of If You Wave a Chicken Over Your Head
* Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Over the past 34 years, NILC has won landmark legal decisions protecting fundamental rights, thwarted policies that would have devastated the well-being of low-income immigrants and their family members, and advanced policies that reinforce and promote equality, opportunity, and justice for all.