“The Appointment” in Timber Journal

Christopher’s story “The Appointment” appears in Timber Journal’s new issue Volume 7.1 on the theme of Ruination. If you’re in Denver, CO, join the reading and celebration on Saturday, April 29th 2017 at BookBar. At the event, Christopher’s story will be ready by the wonderful and lovely Manda Manning, co-creator of the travel journal Sisters That Stray. The Facebook invite is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1858022981117051/

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Interview: Peter Ho Davies for The Brooklyn Rail

books_davies_02_web-ex_photoChristopher conducted an interview with Peter Ho Davies about his new multigenerational novel, THE FORTUNES, and the Chinese-American experience, Hollywood’s first Chinese-American film star Anna May Wong and her trip to China in protest of role casting discrimination, the injustice of the 1980s Vincent Chin case in Detroit, writing, research, travel to China, amalgams of fact and fiction, and many other fascinating topics.

Peter Ho Davies is the author of two novels, The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World (winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize) and Equal Love (A New York Times Notable Book).

Praise for THE FORTUNES:

“Panoramic in scope yet intimate in detail, The Fortunes might be the most honest, unflinching, cathartically biting novel I’ve read about the Chinese American experience. It asks the big questions about identity and history that every American needs to ask in the 21st century.”
—Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You

Booklets available at H5 art events

Christopher X. Shade is a founding member of the H5 multidisciplinary artist collective. H5 is collaborating in a five-phase project, 5 ARTISTS | 5 PHASES. For each art event, Christopher is writing a story and making it available as a free booklet.

Season 1, Migration, June 2011

In “Shir in Holyland”, Shir is the daughter of an Israeli who realized his dream of opening a store in America. She observes, in the store she has inherited, intersections of people and cultures, slices of immigrant experience. It’s a cut-up story inspired by 3 books and Stefan Hengst’s photographs.

Season 2, Green, September 2011

“The Shape of Clouds over Dinner at Ray’s” takes place on a summer evening during which two couples, Ray, who is the narrator, and his girlfriend Serena, and their married friends Peter and Kate, have dinner in Ray’s apartment and talk about things like, Can love be measured by acts as simple as lying together on the grass, discovering shapes in the clouds?

If you missed the event and would like to receive one of these booklets, contact Christopher.

Stay in the loop on upcoming H5 art events by visiting the H5 blog.

Shade’s cut-up story sources

Christopher X. Shade’s cut-up story, Shir in Holyland, will be made available as a free, printed booklet during the Season 1: Migration show on Saturday, June 18.  This blog post explains his cut-up technique and provides a window for readers into the material sources used. Continue reading

H5 Season 1 show promises a Shade story in the footsteps of Burroughs

Christopher X. Shade, a New York City-based author, has produced a short story for the Season 1: Migration show.  It’s a cut-up story, a technique popularized by William S. Burroughs.  The cut-up technique typically involves cutting up pages of established text into fragments, and rearranging the fragments to create or inspire new text.  Shade’s story will be made available in booklet form at the free Season 1 show on Saturday, June 18th. Continue reading