Heather Fowler will present, Creating a Female Protagonist Immune to “Me Too” in an Age of Weinsteins,on December 2, 2017. Her talk and reading is from her book , Beautiful Ape Girl Baby. The talk will take place at 1,00-:2:30 in the Mary Hollis Clark Room. This program is part of the Friends of the Central Library’s Writers to Watch program.
Heather Fowler’s debut novel is a frisky, rip-roaring ride of a magical realist, coming of age story that explores sex and gender in ways that will have you laughing out loud. Be prepared to travel light with a somewhat murderous female protagonist en route across the country–where it’s so hard to be a strong, violent, little ape girl, looking in all the wrong places for forever kinds of love.
Heather Fowler is a poet, a fiction writer, a playwright, and a novelist. She is the author of the novel Beautiful Ape Girl Baby and the story collections Suspended Heart, People with Holes, This Time, While We’re Awake, and Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness. Fowler’s People with Holes was named a 2012 finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in Short Fiction and her collaborative poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, written with Meg Tuite and Michelle Reale, is the winner of the 2013 TWIN ANTLERS PRIZE FOR COLLABORATIVE POETRY released in December of 2014. Fowler has published stories and poems online and in print in the U.S., England, Australia, and India, with work appearing in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, and Feminist Studies, among others. Please visit her website here: www.heatherfowler.com