Friday, February 27th: Fiction. Josh Wagner reads from his new novel Shapes the Sunlight Takes. 7 pm.
Lexie, a fifteen-year-old outcast, believes she can see the future. When her best friend’s dropout brother rides back into town, Lexie has a vision that he and her senior crush, Mirielle, are destined to have a child who will grow up to save the world. Even though Mirielle and Derwin hate each other, Lexie thinks it’s her job to bring them together if only for one night.
As she navigates between her delusions and reality, Lexie struggles to make sense of her visions, seeking answers from the old folks at a high-tech retirement home, a clique of self-proclaimed eco-terrorists, and a story her ex-girlfriend once told her about a monstrous tongue that seduces souls at the world’s end.
Josh Wagner was living in the middle of the desert with his dog Lucyfurr in 2008 when Ape Entertainment released his first graphic novel, Fiction Clemens. Since then he’s traveled all over the planet, spinning stories out of what he finds.
Outside of his comics work Josh is the author of three novels: Smashing Laptops, Deadwind Sea, and The Adventures of the Imagination of Periphery Stowe, as well as half a dozen plays (including Salep & Silk, Ringing Out, and Bleach Bone).
In his spare moments he reads too much, gets lost in the woods, and dances until they kick him out of the bar. Josh blogs and promotes the arts at NothingInMind.com.