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Kate Gale

Kate Gale May 10

The Book Catapult proudly welcomes back acclaimed poet Kate Gale for her debut novel, Under a Neon Sun on Friday, May 10 at 7:00pm. Kate will be joined by author E.P. Tuazon, who will be reading from their new short story collection, A Professional Lola.

"When I open a new book by Kate Gale I know right away that there will be bravery. There will be a new take on mythology. There will be beautiful, skillful, memorable language that stands up and speaks up. And the pages fortify, they give strength." -Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic

For people living in houses and apartments, with stay-at-home jobs, the pandemic was inconvenient. For Mia—a student and housekeeper whose budget is so tight she lives in her car—the pandemic destroys the very source of her paltry income. Fortunately, gutsy and funny Mia is a determined survivor. After weeks of cutting her limited spending even further, missing meals along the way, her wealthy employers become desperate for her services again. This time, she’s determined not to let them take advantage of her as they have in the past. Her newfound confidence gives her new hope as she works to escape the shackles of poverty on her own terms.

Kate Gale is co-founder and managing editor of Red Hen Press, editor of the Los Angeles Review, and a teacher in the low residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in poetry. She is author of seven books of poetry including The Goldilocks Zone (University of New Mexico Press) and Echo Light (Red Mountain), and, most recently, The Loneliest Girl (University of New Mexico Press). She is also the creator of six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis, which had its world premiere at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. She lives in Los Angeles.

E. P. Tuazon is a Filipino American writer from Los Angeles. Their work has appeared in The Rumpus, Lunch Ticket, Peatsmoke, and Five South. Their work was chosen by ZZ Packer as the winner of the 2022 AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction. They are currently a member of Advintage Press and The Blank Page Writing Club at The Open Book, Canyon Country. In their spare time, they like to go to Filipino seafood markets to gossip with the crabs. Tuazon currently resides in Valencia, California.


Date: 05/10/2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
United States