The Author Afterparty with Rachel Yoder & Bay Laurel Baking Co.: A Storyhouse Bookpub Event Inside Raygun

  • 505 East Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Storyhouse Bookpub
  • Dates: May 20, 2022
  • Location: Raygun
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: $6
  • Overview

    Storyhouse Bookpub presents The Author Afterparty with Rachel Yoder on Friday, May 20 at 7pm in Raygun's mezzanine!
    We'll be mingling with Rachel & chatting about her debut, Nightbitch while savoring treats from Bay Laurel Baking Co. Rachel will be reading & signing - feel free to read the book ahead of time for fun discussion (though it's not required).

    Mark your calendars! Bring your book friends/book club!
    $6 tickets - enjoy food/drink - purchase online (encouraged!), at the shop, or at the door. Masks required.

    In this blazingly smart & voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she’s turning into a dog. An outrageously original novel of ideas about art, power &d womanhood wrapped in a satirical fairy tale, Nightbitch will make you want to howl in laughter & recognition. And you should. You should howl as much as you want.
    “[Nightbitch] feels like reading a deliciously long text from your smartest friend, with a hint of Kafka, if Kafka lived in the age of mommy bloggers…Yoder writes about contemporary anxieties with so much intelligence & charm that she can cause you to reflect without spiraling into deep depression. That’s a feat, these days, greater than metamorphosis.”—Glamour“

    RACHEL YODER is a founding editor of draft: the journal of process. She holds M.F.A’s from the University of Arizona (fiction) & the University of Iowa (nonfiction), where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Her stories & essays have been published in literary journals such as The Kenyon Review & The Missouri Review, as well as national outlets such as The New York Times, The Sun, and Lit Hub. She lives in Iowa City with her husband & son.