Thanks to everyone who came out late last month for the launch of Press Street’s newest publication, We’re Pregnant, a chapbook of short fiction by Room 220 editor Nathan C. Martin along with photos inspired by the stories by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano.
More than 100 people packed the Antenna Gallery on a blustery Thursday evening for the event. Those in attendance had the chance to see a pop-up exhibition of photos and outtakes from the book hung in the Antenna Gallery. Leyla McCalla, of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, began the evening’s entertainment with a solo set of sad songs in several languages that set a somber tone. Press Street treasurer Bob Snead announced the launch of the organization’s membership drive—besides the normal perks of membership, which include a free Press Street publication and discounts at a slew of local businesses, patrons who bought a membership that night received a free empanada. Martin read two slightly disturbing stories from the book, and musical trio HAWN closed out the night.
You can order a copy of We’re Pregnant from the books section of the Press Street website.