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Cake Time – Author Event
September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Enjoy a slice of cake and meet author Siel Ju as she discusses her novel, Cake Time.
Daring yet aimless, smart but slightly strange, Cake Time’s young female protagonist keeps making slippery choices, sliding into the dangerous space where curiosity melds with fear and desires turn into dirty messes.
In “How Not to Have an Abortion,” the teenaged narrator looks for a ride from the clinic between her AP exams. In “Easy Target,” the now-college-grad agrees to go to a swingers party with a handsome stranger. A decade later, in “Glow,” she is suddenly confronted by the disturbing and thrilling fact of her lover’s secret daughter.
Ultimately, Cake Time grapples with urgent, timeless questions: why intelligent girls make terrible choices, where to negotiate a private self in an increasingly public world, and how to love madly without losing a sense of self.
P.S. We’re not kidding – you get cake!
Siel’s novel-in-stories, Cake Time, is the winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Fiction Manuscript Award. Siel is also the author of two poetry chapbooks: Feelings Are Chemicals in Transit from Dancing Girl Press, and Might Club from Horse Less Press. Her stories and poems appear in ZYZZYVA, The Missouri Review (Poem of the Week), The Los Angeles Review, Denver Quarterly, and other places.
Siel holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California.
Visitors to the Central Library receive 3 hours FREE parking in the MarketPlace parking structure on Harvard Street with validation at the Central Library. Please use www.Eventbrite.com to RSVP for the event and help the Friends of the Library determine the number of books to bring for sales and autographs.