Put on your best knickers for an afternoon of sex, sin, and storytelling. Kórima Press and Trinity University’s Modern Languages and Literature Department Present Domingo de Pecado: A sinful reading by Kórima Press Authors. Featuring Jesus Alonzo, Anel Flores, Dino Foxx, Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano, Joe Jimenez, Candace Lopez, and Dr. Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, the afternoon promises to tantalize and delight listeners.
“We wanted to focus on the darker sexy and steamy sinful side,” author and performer Dino Foxx teases. “Each person will be pulling from their repertoire. But they will be focusing more on dating and sex–the makeup sex, the angry sex, just sex.”
The mood will be ripe with music and lights, lifting the audience to a higher plane. “We decided to do it on a Sunday afternoon and create our own spiritual, church-like space to tell our stories,” Foxx explains.
With two books out through Kórima Press, Foxx is no stranger to naughty tales. His collection, When the Glitter Fades, chronicles 10 years of his life through poetry. “This is in my early 20s, when I was making lots of mistakes and taking lots of risks and having lots of fun, and also experiencing a lot of heartbreak.” His second book, Tragic Bitches, a collaboration with Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano and Adelina Anthony, “delves even further into the darker, more sinful moments of our early 20s.”
Kórima Press has created its own sacred space within the publishing world for these tales. The San Francisco based independent publisher produces Queer Chicana/o and Xicana/o works of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction–stories not just about sex, but about family, about immigration, about silence, about everything. These publications will be available for purchase at the event.
Pick up the premiere issue of Out In SA November 19 for an essay by Christine Garza about the new Kórima Press edition of Jesus Alonzo’s Jotos del Barrio.