Between The Lines W/R.A. Washington, Author Of Citi

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Literary Cleveland says
Wed. 2/20, 7:00 p.m. (FREE)
The Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave., Cleve. OH

RA Washington’s new novel, CITI, simultaneously explodes and expands our notions of gender, race, identity, and storytelling itself. Structured in vignettes that are by turns metafictional, narrative, and philosophical, CITI proposes a world where the very concept of a city is designed to be a monument to maleness.

"Citi is about maleness, memory and how cities are designed to function as men do," writer and bookstore owner R.A. Washington told the PD's Michael Heaton. "It's also an attempt at writing an anti-novel, to enter the space where theory and fiction can have a dialogue."

Washington, who also told Heaton that he "first fell in love with words listening to my Uncle Rick talk to his girlfriends on the phone" and that "the mayors of Cleveland have always blurbed my books," will read from the book and engage in a Q&A with Sheba Marcus-Bey, executive director of the East Cleveland Public Library. Audience questions will follow.

RA Washington is the author of 26 books, most recently CITI (Red Giant Books, 2015) and Night In A Fair Republic: New and Selected Poems (Hydeout Press, 2015). He is the founder/owner of Guide to Kulchur: Text, Art & News. He lives on Cleveland's west side with a bunch of awkward punks.
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