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Launch: The Waterfront Journals

Date(s) - 02/08/18
19:00 - 22:00

Burley Fisher Books

Please join us for the launch of THE WATERFRONT JOURNALS by David Wojnarowicz at Burley Fisher Books. There will be readings from Richard Scott, Louis Shankar and Bryony White, with others TBC!

Information on the book:

A visceral and carnivalesque mosaic of life at the fringes.

The Waterfront Journals is a road trip through the sensuous, perilous landscape of alternative America—a series of fictional monologues that ventriloquise the real people Wojnarowicz met on his travels while he was sleeping rough.

We meet these hustlers, runaways and dreamers in unassuming locations—in truck stops, bus stations and parks. Their stories are disturbing, often shocking. But they’re told with an honesty and a hallucinatory intensity that simply demands to be heard.

Taken together, these voices form a chorus that distils the dreams and dangers that haunt the people whose lives have been confined to society’s margins.


A totally crucial book by one of the 20th century’s greatest artists and writers.—Maggie Nelson

Wojnarowicz proves that the difference between the rules of poverty and those of a dream is nothing more than smoke. The termination point of American life examined by the terminal American artist.—Jarett Kobek

Launch: The Waterfront Journals