Sarah Schulman | After Delores

Writers convene to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sarah Schulman’s cult classic novel “After Delores.”

Panelists, from left to right: Davey Davis, Kay Gabriel, Tina Horn, Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman's acclaimed 1988 novel is a noirish tale about a no-nonsense coffee-shop waitress in New York who is nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend Delores leaves her; her attempts to find love again are funny, sexy, and ultimately even violent. “After Delores” is a fast-paced, electrifying chronicle of the Lower East Side's lesbian subculture in the 1980s.

Davey Davis writes about culture, sexuality, technology, and genderqueer embodiment. Their first novel, “the earthquake room,” was released by TigerBee Press in late 2017. You can find them on Twitter at @k8bushofficial.

Kay Gabriel is the author of “Elegy Department Spring” (BOAAT Press, 2017), the finalist for the 2016 BOAAT chapbook prize selected by Richard Siken. She's one-fifth of Negative Press, a gay Marxist poetry collective, and an editor for Vetch. Find her provocations on Twitter @unit01barbie.

Tina Horn is a non-fiction NSFW writer, audio producer, queer punk, and true karaoke believer. She produces and hosts the kinky slut podcast “Why Are People Into That?!,” and is the author of two nonfiction books, “Love Not Given Lightly,” and “Sexting.” She is a Lambda Literary Fellow and the winner of two Feminist Porn Awards. / @TinaHornsAss

Sarah Schulman is the author of 19 books, most recently THE COSMOPOLITANS (chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the best American novels of 2016), CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE (winner of The 2017 Publishing Triangle Nonfiction Prize) and MAGGIE TERRY, a novel of murder and discovery which will be published in September 2018. A playwright, screenwriter, and AIDS historian, Sarah is currently collaborating with the great Marianne Faithfull on a stage play, "The Snow Queen" featuring 24 of Marianne's songs from her long career.