Disability Culture Fantasies: Ice Bar by Petra Kuppers

Join us for an evening of lush embodiment and queer/crip storytelling with Petra Kuppers, a disability culture activist, wheelchair dancer, and community performance artist, reading from her new short story collection, Ice Bar (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018).

“The stories in Petra Kuppers’ Ice Bar are a fascinating blend of post-apocalyptic science fiction and psychedelically nightmarish fantasy, written in her signature poetic prose, and featuring a cast of queer, vulnerable, beautiful characters. Kuppers has that rare talent of being able to combine sometimes grittily realist stories and setting with surreal motifs weaving dreamily through fabulist and magical details. And even rarer, of addressing important, social and political themes without ever skimping on the quality and sheer delight of the writing.”
-Djibril al-Ayad, Editor, The Future Fire: Social-Political Speculative Fiction