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Indelible In The Hippocampus - Writings from #MeToo

Big Blue Marble is honored to host Shelly Oria, editor of Indelible In the Hippocampus, along with #MeToo voices from Philadelphia. The event is co-hosted by Kismet Cowork and will be held in their Chestnut Hill location, 12 W Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118.

"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter,” said Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when she testified to Congress in September 2018 about the men who victimized her. That moment was searing for so many of us - a measure of the power and limits of #MeToo.

The first anthology from the MeToo movement, edited by Shelly Oria, takes its title from Dr. Blasey's testimony. Like the movement itself, the book is a collection of essays, fiction, and poetry. These original texts sound the voices of black, Latinx, Asian, Filipinx, queer, and trans writers. Whether reflecting on their teen-age selves or their modern-day workplaces, each contributor approaches the subject with unforgettable authenticity and strength.

Big Blue Marble is honored to host this event. With us that night will be the book's editor, Shelly Oria, as well as authors Gina Myers, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Kim Gek Lin Short, and Christina Rosso. They'll be sharing their own work as well as thoughts on the MeToo movement at this moment.

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Ph.D. is author of  Blue Talk  and  Love (stories) , and winner of the Judith Markowitz Award for LGBTQ Writers, the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, and honors from Bread Loaf, the NEA, and others. She is Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. Her fiction and scholarship have been published widely.

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Ph.D. is author of Blue Talk and Love (stories), and winner of the Judith Markowitz Award for LGBTQ Writers, the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, and honors from Bread Loaf, the NEA, and others. She is Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. Her fiction and scholarship have been published widely.

Christina Rosso is a writer and bookstore owner living in South Philadelphia with her bearded husband and two rescue pups. Her debut collection, SHE IS A BEAST, is forthcoming from APEP Publications. Her writing has been featured in  FIVE:2:ONE Magazine ,  Queen Mob’s Tea House ,  Ellipsis Zine , and more .  Visit  http://christina-rosso.com  or find her on Twitter @Rosso_Christina.

Christina Rosso is a writer and bookstore owner living in South Philadelphia with her bearded husband and two rescue pups. Her debut collection, SHE IS A BEAST, is forthcoming from APEP Publications. Her writing has been featured in FIVE:2:ONE Magazine, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Ellipsis Zine, and more. Visit http://christina-rosso.com or find her on Twitter @Rosso_Christina.

SHELLY ORIA   is the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (2014) and coauthor of the digital novella CLEAN which received two Lovie Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn where she teaches at the Pratt Institute.

SHELLY ORIA is the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (2014) and coauthor of the digital novella CLEAN which received two Lovie Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn where she teaches at the Pratt Institute.

Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of the lyric novels  The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits  and  China Cowboy , both from Tarpaulin Sky Press. Her debut hybrid collection,  The Residents , was published by Chicago's dancing girl press. Her work in hybrid poetics appears in anthologies such as  Narrative (Dis)Continuties: Prose Experiments by Younger American Writers  and  &Now Awards: The Best Innovative Writing  as well as literary journals such as American Poetry Review, Fence, and PEN America. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.

Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of the lyric novels The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits and China Cowboy, both from Tarpaulin Sky Press. Her debut hybrid collection, The Residents, was published by Chicago's dancing girl press. Her work in hybrid poetics appears in anthologies such as Narrative (Dis)Continuties: Prose Experiments by Younger American Writers and &Now Awards: The Best Innovative Writing as well as literary journals such as American Poetry Review, Fence, and PEN America. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.

Gina Myers is the author of two full-length poetry collections,  A Model Year  (2009) and  Hold It Down  (2013), as well as several chapbooks. In Fall 2020, Barrelhouse will publish her third full-length collection,  Some of the Times.  In addition to poetry, she has published numerous essays, reviews, and articles for a variety of publications, including  Hyperallergic, Frontier Psychiatrist, Fanzine, The Rumpus,  and  The Poetry Project Newsletter , among other places. Originally from Saginaw, MI, she now lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she works as a web content writer, co-edits  the tiny  with Gabriella Torres, and runs the Accidental Player reading series and small press.

Gina Myers is the author of two full-length poetry collections, A Model Year (2009) and Hold It Down (2013), as well as several chapbooks. In Fall 2020, Barrelhouse will publish her third full-length collection, Some of the Times. In addition to poetry, she has published numerous essays, reviews, and articles for a variety of publications, including Hyperallergic, Frontier Psychiatrist, Fanzine, The Rumpus, and The Poetry Project Newsletter, among other places. Originally from Saginaw, MI, she now lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she works as a web content writer, co-edits the tiny with Gabriella Torres, and runs the Accidental Player reading series and small press.