Author Event: Steve Mitchell - Cloud Diary

In the world lovers create for themselves, it’s the simple images and quiet gestures that linger in memory. A silent moment together on a bench, a hand loose upon a table, a voice carried across a crowded room.

Doug is quiet and aimless when he meets Sophie, an extravagant, excitable artist. They live together on box wine, ramen and peanut butter until their world is fractured by violence. Eight years later, they rediscover each other as Sophie approaches a startling decision.

Cloud Diary is Doug’s story about Sophie and the shattering, transformative nature of intimacy. In considering the ways our histories can both scar and rescue us, it reminds us that the past is never simply the past.



Author Bio:

Steve Mitchell is a winner of the Curt Johnson Prose Prize (judged by Lily King), the Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Prize, and the Association of Alternative Media’s 2017 Award for Best LGBT Coverage (with Deonna Kelli Sayed).

His short stories and essays have been featured in december magazine, the Southeast Review, Red Fez, Contrary, the North Carolina Literary Review, and others. His short story collection, The Naming of Ghosts, is published by Press 53.

He has a deep belief in the primacy of doubt and an abiding conviction that great wisdom informs very bad movies. He’s co-owner of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC and a Coordinator of Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival. He’s an editor at Red Fez. He lives in Greensboro with his partner, Deonna Kelli Sayed, a writer, and Zip, a cat.



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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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