THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We have had to cancel our event with Casandra Lopez. If you purchased a copy of Brother Bullet via a book bundle ticket, we still have your copy on hold for you. If you are no longer interested in the book, please give the store a call at (951) 787-7807. Thank you, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Please join us for our next Conversations in the Cellar with Isabel Quintero (Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, Photographic), in conversation with poet Casandra López!
In López's recent poetry collection, Brother Bullet, she confronts her relationships with violence, grief, guilt, and ultimately, endurance. Revisiting the memory and lasting consequences of her brother’s murder, López traces the course of the bullet—its trajectory, impact, wreckage—in lyrical narrative poems that are haunting and raw with emotion, yet tender and alive in revelations of light. Drawing on migratory experiences, López transports the reader to the Inland Empire, Baja California, New Mexico, and Arizona to create a frame for memory, filled with imagery, through the cyclical but changing essence of sorrow.
Book bundle tickets include one copy of Brother Bullet, and seats you and one guest. Books are also available for purchase in-store or online.
Casandra López is a California Indian (Cahuilla/Tongva/Luiseño) and Chicana writer who has received support from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf, and Tin House. She’s the author of the poetry collection Brother Bullet and has been selected for residencies with the School of Advanced Research, Storyknife, Hedgebrook and Headlands Center for the Arts. Her memoir-in-progress, A Few Notes on Grief, was granted a 2019 James W. Ray Venture Project Award. She’s a founding editor of As/Us and teaches at Northwest Indian College.
Isabel Quintero lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California, where she was born and raised. She attended Cal State San Bernardino where she received her B.A. in English and M.A. in Composition, and is currently an adjunct faculty instructor at two community colleges and teaches English. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces is her first novel; she is also the author of Ugly Cat & Pablo, a series for early readers. and a graphic biography of artist Graciela Iturbide called Photographic.