Katherine Scott Nelson
Have You Seen Me
Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir
Tonight’s program presents new queer fiction. Katherine Scott Nelson is a Chicago writer whose work has been featured on Fiction at Work and The Rumpus. Her new novella, Have You Seen Me, introduces high school friends Chris & Vyv. Since Vyv is the only punk girl, and Chris is the only queer kid in their small Midwestern town, they’ve always depended on each other for support. But when Vyv runs away, their friendship is put to the test. Lambda Literary Award-winning writer J.M. Redmann is the author of six Micky Knight mysteries, the newest of which, Water Mark, was released in September 2010, and editor of the new anthology Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir. Joining Nelson and Redmann will be Women of the Mean Streets contributor Anne Laughlin, the Chicago-based author of the books Veritas and Sometimes Quickly, and the forthcoming Runaway.