May 27-28, 2023
Queen’s Park Crescent

A Dream of a Woman: A Conversation with Casey Plett

24sep5:00 pm5:45 pmA Dream of a Woman: A Conversation with Casey PlettIn conversation with Grace Kehler

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A featured conversation with award-winning author Casey Plett about her new short story collection, A Dream of a Woman. Hosted by Grace Kehler.

Book featured:

A Dream of a Woman
Arsenal Pulp Press

Casey Plett’s 2018 novel Little Fish won a Lambda Literary Award, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, and the Amazon First Novel Award. Her latest work, A Dream of a Woman, is her first book of short stories since her seminal 2014 collection A Safe Girl to Love. Centring transgender women seeking stable, adult lives, A Dream of a Woman finds quiet truths in prairie high-rises and New York warehouses, and in freezing Canadian winters and drizzly Oregon days.

In “Hazel & Christopher,” two childhood friends reconnect as adults after one of them has transitioned. In “Perfect Places,” a woman grapples with undesirability as she navigates fetish play with a man. In “Couldn’t Hear You Talk Anymore,” the narrator reflects on past trauma and what might have been as she recalls tender moments with another trans woman.

An ethereal meditation on partnership, sex, addiction, romance, groundedness, and love, A Dream of a Woman buzzes with quiet intensity and the intimate complexities of being human.


(Friday) 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm