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An evening with Andrea Lawlor

Wednesday, May 22 2019
19:00 - 21:00
Andrea Lawlor
location: St Andrews Brewing Company, 32-34 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT

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We’re so excited to host the Edinburgh launch of Andrea Lawlor’s debut novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl!

Set in 1993, Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women’s Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco—a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.

**We’ll have music, readings and performances from Edinburgh artists - line up to be announced! **

Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College, edits fiction for Fence magazine, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Their writing has appeared in various literary journals including Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II. Their publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, a 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards. Paul, originally published by Rescue Press in 2017, will be reprinted in the US by Vintage/Knopf and published in the British Commonwealth by Picador UK in April 2019.

You can also buy your tickets in the shop & save yourself the eventbrite booking fee :P

The venue is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. If you have any questions about accessibility feel free to get in touch, we’re happy to help however we can!

The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy for all of its events which all guests and speakers are asked to respect - you can read it HERE.

As ever we have 15 free tickets available for this event! These are intended to make the evening accessible to those who are unwaged/ on benefits/ might not otherwise be able to attend - If you can afford a £3.50 ticket please book one as this supports the bookshop and allows us to save free places for those who can’t, thanks!

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