A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality is both literary and speculative, both magically real and viscerally strange, in the tradition of writers like Angela Carter, Karen Russell, and Jorge Luis Borges. In the collection, Pereira uses elements of fairy tales, folk tales, and myths to highlight the lives of women, children, and immigrants. Meaningful and brave writing underscores the tenacity of those who are the most vulnerable, who live on the edges, between neat and clear definitions of who they are and who they want to be. Pereira explores rebirth in the midst of darkness, free of normative ideas of gender, class, race, and sexuality.
KL Pereira's chapbook, Impossible Wolves, was published by Deathless Press in 2013. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction appear in The Drum, Shimmer, Innsmouth Free Press, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, Bitch, and other publications. She's a member of the New England Horror Writers Association and has taught creative writing in high schools, domestic violence shelters, colleges and universities, and writing institutions throughout New England for over ten years. Find her online @_klpereira and klpereira.com.
02/13/2018 Lost Between Nations: A Conversation with Elena Georgiou, Moderated by Shuchi Saraswat at 6pm, Newsfeed Cafe at Boston Public Library
02/27/2018 Reading with Christopher Irvin at Bank Square Books, Mystic CT
03/03/2018 Reading with Min Jin Lee at 2pm, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA
6/19/2018 Reading with Lydia Millet at 7pm, Earfull Festival in Watertown, MA