September 04, 2006

Adarro Minton @ P.O.C.C. Sept. 11th

Adarro Minton, Author of Gay, Black, Crippled, Fat!, to Appear at P.O.C.C. 468 Bergen St, Bklyn, Mon. Sept. 11.

Adarro Minton, the author of Gay, Black, Crippled, Fat! is slowly becoming quadriplegic. He currently has extremely limited use of his arms and legs. He finished this collection of stories while recovering from his third, wicked, nearly terminal bout of pneumonia.

He lost the use of his arms and legs almost six years ago to a so-far undiagnosed form of myositis. He is not all Sound of Music about his situation, nor is he maudlin. Last year, halfway through the fall semester, Adarro was taken ill and told by his doctors to stay in bed. Having promised to comply, Adarro convinced all of the members of his writing workshop and the tenured professor to hold the rest of the semester's classes in his bedroom. His determination and simple courage are an inspiration to many.

Mr. Minton has studied under authors Joe Cardilo, Guggenheim winner Lynne Tillman and MacArthur Award winner Lydia Davis. He has been published in Other:______, Flashquake, Poetic Voices, Threads, and The Culture Star Reader magazines, and was a top-ten finalist in the Writer's Digest 71st Annual Short Story Contest. He has studied at the prestigious New York State Writers Institute, and has been nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize.

Adarro and his team are currently touring the east coast, and anticipate stops in Philly, D.C., Baltimore, and Atlanta; and is open to other stops, says he, "I certainly hope the Brothers & Sisters hear about the book and ask me to join them in their local bookstores, community centers, and book clubs." He asks that when you know he's coming, "do fry chicken."

He will be appearing at P.O.C.C. 468 Bergen Street in Brooklyn on Monday September 11th from 6:45 - 9 p.m. for more info call Ted Beck @ 718-230-0770. *(This event has been moved from Adam's Book Store)

You can reach Adarro's representatives @ or 518-253-3756 or

Posted by ronn at September 4, 2006 06:38 PM

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