Alex Salinas and Harold Whit Williams, City Lights From the Upside Down and Mel Bay's Book of the Dead

All attendees are required to wear masks.

About Alex Salinas:

Alex Z. Salinas lives in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Warbles (2019) and Dreamt, or The Lingering Phantoms of Equinox (2020), both published by Hekate Publishing. His poems, short fiction and op-eds have appeared in various print and electronic publications. He holds an M.A. in English Literature and Language from St. Mary's University.

About City Lights From the Upside Down:
In City Lights From the Upside Down, Alex Z. Salinas' debut collection of short stories, the setting is mostly South Texas-and infrequently, outer space. Mothers dying or dead, brothers with a taste for revenge, bizarre coffee shop encounters, terrifying dreams, strange alien lights, embers of love blazing and cooling-in these stories, a lot happens, and sometimes not much at all. Through precise, raw, and often Christ-haunted language, Salinas builds up characters to bring them to their knees. This book: a roller coaster in the middle of the Texas desert. (Or is it just a mirage?)

About Harold Whit Williams:

Harold Whit Williams is guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Cotton Mather, and he releases lo-fi home recordings as Daily Worker. He is a 2018 and 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominee, and also recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize. His collection Backmasking was winner of the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press, and his latest, My Heavens, is available from FutureCycle Press. He lives in Austin, Texas.

About Mel Bay's Book of the Dead:
Six-string and stompbox-themed stories culled from a bittersweet and simpler South, a grotesque and good-riddance South. Think Youth Fiction peppered with HBO cussin'.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
City Lights From the Upside Down: Stories by Alex Z. Salinas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781736177969
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Published: San Antonio Review - September 3rd, 2021

In City Lights From the Upside Down, Alex Z. Salinas' debut collection of short stories, the setting is mostly South Texas-and infrequently, outer space. Mothers dying or dead, brothers with a taste for revenge, bizarre coffee shop encounters, terrifying dreams, strange alien lights, embers of love blazing and cooling-in these stories, a lot happens, and sometimes not much at all.


Mel Bay's Book of the Dead Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781736177921
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: San Antonio Review - January 15th, 2021

Six-string and stompbox-themed stories culled from a bittersweet and simpler South, a grotesque and good-riddance South. Think Youth Fiction peppered with HBO cussin'. Not necessarily for the faint-of-heart, the high-minded literati, or maybe really anyone other than the writer himself.



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