Dec 4th 2020

Please join us for a virtual reading & conversation celebrating Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book The Freezer Door. Sycamore will be in conversation with T Flesichmann, author Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through. Attendees who sign up via Eventbrite will receive a link via email to the virtual event.

About the book:
The Freezer Door records the ebb and flow of desire in daily life. Crossing through loneliness in search of communal pleasure in Seattle, Sycamore exposes the failure and persistence of queer dreams, the hypocritical allure of gay male sexual culture, and the stranglehold of the suburban imagination over city life. Ferocious and tender, The Freezer Door offers a complex meditation on the trauma and possibility of searching for connection in a world that relentlessly enforces bland norms of gender, sexual, and social conformity while claiming to celebrate diversity.

About the authors:
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore ( is the author of three novels and a memoir, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies. Her memoir, The End of San Francisco, won a Lambda Literary Award in 2014, and her previous title, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. Her latest title, the novel Sketchtasy, was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2018. She is currently at work on a new anthology, Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis, which Arsenal Pulp will be publishing in Fall 2021. Sycamore lives in Seattle.

T Fleischmann is the author of Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through and Syzygy, Beauty. Other recent work appears in the On Civil Disobedience series from Green Lantern Press and the anthologies Feminisms in Motion and Little Boxes: Twelve Writers on Television. They live in Chicago.

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