Join us for a special evening of sharing from three Pelekinesis authors reading from their latest books!
PETER CHERCHES: Autobiography Without Words
DON SKILES: Rain After Midnight
PETER WORTSMAN: Footprints in Wet Cement
Called "one of the innovators of the short short story" by Publishers Weekly, Peter Cherches is a writer, singer and lyricist. Over the past 40 years his writing, both fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in dozens of magazines, anthologies and websites. His first recording as a jazz vocalist, "Mercerized! Songs of Johnny Mercer," was released in 2016. He is the author of three previous prose collections, most recently "Lift Your Right Arm," which Pelekinesis published in 2013. Cherches is a native of Brooklyn, New York.
Dubbed "a 20th-century Brother Grimm" (Bloomsbury Review) and "a delinquent Hans Christian Andersen" (by playwright Mark O’Donnell), Peter Wortsman is the author of work in multiple modes, including a previous book of short prose fiction, "A Modern Way To Die" (1991); a travel memoir, "Ghost Dance in Berlin, A Rhapsody in Gray" (2013); and a novel, "Cold Earth Wanderers" (2014). He collaborated with artist Harold Wortsman on an artists’ book, "it-t=i" (2004) and with photographer Jean-Luc Dubin on a photo essay "New York, NY 1978" (2016). He is also the author of two stage plays. His travel writing has been included five years in a row in The Best Travel Writing, 2008-2012, and again in 2016. He is also a critically acclaimed translator from German into English.
Don Skiles is the author of "Miss America and Other Stories", "The James Dean Jacket Story", and "Football". His work has appeared in "Quaartsiluni," "Snowmonkey," "Silenced Press," "Over the Transom," "MungBeing," and "Chicago Quarterly Review." His poetry appears in three books from Viking Dog Press/Conehenge Studios (with the work of painter Claribel Cone): "18 Views of San Francisco," "Sono Choushi!" and "Blue Rhapsody." Skiles lives in San Francisco.