The Writer’s Center welcomes author Gregg Shapiro to celebrate the release of the expanded edition of his short story collection, How to Whistle. Gregg will be in conversation with writer and editor Dan Vera.
RSVP below, and you’ll receive an email with the link for joining the chat via our video conferencing platform, Zoom, plus a reminder email on the day of the event. FREE and open to the public, all times Eastern. Limited space.
We encourage you to order a copy of the book from your local, independent bookseller or online directly from the publisher.
Gregg Shapiro is the author of seven books including the expanded edition of his short story collection How to Whistle (Rattling Good Yarns Press, 2021). Recent lit-mag publications include Exquisite Pandemic, RFD, Gargoyle, Limp Wrist, Mollyhouse, Impossible Archetype and Dissonance Magazine, as well as the anthologies This Is What America Looks Like (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2021) and Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology From Middle America (Belt Publishing, 2021). An entertainment journalist, whose interviews and reviews run in a variety of regional LGBTQ+ and mainstream publications and websites, Shapiro lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his husband Rick and their dog Coco.
Dan Vera is a writer, and editor. Recipient of the Oscar Wilde Award for Poetry and the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, he’s the co-editor of Imaniman: Poets Writing In The Anzaldúan Borderlands (Aunt Lute Books) and author of two books of poetry. His poetry has been featured by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, various journals and anthologies and included in high school, college and university curricula. A CantoMundo and Macondo Writing Fellow, he’s featured around the country including Dodge Poetry Festival, the Poetry Foundation, and New York City’s Poets House. He chaired Split This Rock Poetry and currently serves on the board of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP).
About the Book
Gay men communicate in many ways, sometimes a glance, sometimes a smile, and sometimes a whistle. In How to Whistle, Gregg Shapiro brings us men of all types sometimes seeking to be with each other and sometimes looking for themselves. They dance, they indulge, they camp, and they enjoy life. Shapiro employs his deft poetic voice to bring you men that will stay with you, men you’ll find yourself thinking about for a long time.