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may, 2018

08maytueLocals Only Book Club – Joe Milazzo6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :Book Club

Locals Only – Joe Milazzo

Event Details

We’ve joined efforts with Klyde Warren Park to bring you the best books by local authors. Introducing the most Dallasite of all book clubs: the LOCALS ONLY book club! A book club at Klyde Warren Park featuring local favorites handpicked by us, The Wild Detectives.

After Sandera Faye’s fantastic novel, Mourner’s Bench, we’ll follow with the also spectacular Crepuscule w/ Nellie by Joe Milazzo about the relationships among jazz great Thelonious Monk; his wife, Nellie and his patron the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswater.

Pick your copy from our shop (or anywhere else) and join us, and the author, on May 8, for an open discussion about the book, at The Dallas News Reading and Games Room in Klyde Warren Park.

Book Description:
A work of speculative historical fiction that depicts the lives of Thelonious Monk, his wife Nellie, and his confidant and patron the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter, Joe Milazzo’s Crepuscule W/ Nellie does not aim for documentary authenticity. Neither is it an ekphrastic experiment meant to mimic Monk’s unclassifiable brilliance, with his signature dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists. Instead, Crepuscule W/ Nellie erects its narrative architecture at that impossible intersection where fandom (and its obsessions) begins and love — with all its complications — ends.

Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and two collections of poetry: The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books) and Of All Places In This Place Of All Places (Spuyten Duyvil). His writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, The Collagist, Prelude, Tammy, Texas Review, and elsewhere. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is a Contributing Editor at Entropy, curates the Other People’s Poetry reading series, and is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, where he was born and raised.


Next Readings:

June 5
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget – Sarah Hepola

July 10
The Dime – Kathleen Kent

August 7
(TBC) – Shay Youngblood

September 4
Lord Vishnu’s Love Handles – Will Clarke

October 9
The Devil’s Country – Harry Hunsicker

November 13
Closing Party

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The Dallas Morning News Reading & Games Room at Klyde Warren Park

2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201