Category Is: A Queer Writers' Ball with CJ Hauser

Event guidelines:

  • All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask at all times.
  • Tickets are limited to restrict capacity at our store, and each ticket will include either a copy of the featured books or a $10 Books Are Magic gift card.
  • Additional copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase at the event.
  • A signing will follow the talk.
  • Home address is collected for contact tracing purposes; it will not be used otherwise.
  • As a reminder: If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event, even if you have a ticket; email us and we'll work it out.

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines or to request accessibility accommodations, please contact [email protected].

CJ Hauser is a multi-genre, non-binary, queer amphibian of a person who splits time between rural Central New York and Brooklyn. Their memoir-in-essays, The Crane Wife, is out in paperback now!

Christopher Gonzalez is the author of I’m Not Hungry but I Could Eat (SFWP 2021). A 2021 NYFA/NYSCA Artist Fellow in Fiction, his writing appears in Astra MagazinePoets & Writers online, the NationCatapultBest Microfictions, and Best Small Fictions, among other journals and anthologies. He currently serves as a fiction editor for Barrelhouse magazine and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Claire Luchette is the author of the novel Agatha of Little Neon and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree. Currently they live in New York, where they're the 2022-3 Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellow at the NYPL's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Isle McElroy's debut novel, The Atmospherians, was named a New York Times Editors' Choice. Their second novel, People Collide, will be published in September. Other writing appears in The New York TimesNew York Times MagazineThe CutVultureGQVogue, and elsewhere.

Maggie Millner is the author of Couplets. Her poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewThe NationBOMBKenyon ReviewPoetry, and elsewhere. She is currently a senior editor at The Yale Review and a lecturer in writing at Yale.