Join us in the store on Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 PM to hear DC Edwards read and discuss "Bright City." DC will be joined by fellow authors Maya Beck and Irna Landrum. Book signing to follow the conversation.
A new book by local author Stephanie Chrismon (writing as DC Edwards) provides a fresh approach to the urban fantasy genre. Bright City, the first in a duology, is a coming of age story about Abigail Drexler, who is expelled from her utopian community for treason. Abigail journeys through the post-apocalyptic landscape of a world ravaged by plagues and devastating climate change, and becomes determined to find her way back home and avenge her friend. Eventually she ends up in the Bright City, a beautiful, information-driven society that thrives on intrigue and manipulation. Thrust into this treacherous new world, Abigail is wrapped in a conspiracy that pushes her to the edge of sanity and deeper into the corruption of the Bright City. In this new world of information as power and information as currency, will Abigail find the clues to her exile and the keys to her freedom?
Chrismon, who has a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Hamline University, works at the University of Minnesota. She is a participant in the 2016-2017 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose and was a fellow in the 2015 Emerging Writers' Mentor Program sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature.
Maya Beck is a recovering otaku, lapsed Muslim, socially awkward blipster, and genre-confused writer. She is also a 2015 Givens Foundation alum, 2017 VONA Regional Workshop participant, and Paper Darts staff member whose writing has been published or is forthcoming in Revolver, Mizna, PANK, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, NewHive, and Pollen. She currently works for an arts nonprofit in Minneapolis.
Irna Landrum is a Louisiana bayou wild child. She is an essayist, organizer, educator, and sometimes theatre maker in the Twin Cities. A feeling ass Sagittarius, her words deep dive into sorrow and emerge as calls to action. You can find her some of her work over at Daily Kos.