Author and Professor Kimberly Dark to Give Readings in Hilo

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Author and professor Kimberly Dark. Courtesy photo.

Author and professor Kimberly Dark will give a reading from her new book The Daddies at Basically Books in Hilo on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public and copies of the book will be available for sale.

The Daddies is written as a dark love letter to the masculine archetype through a narrative of magical realism and pop-culture analysis. The story recounts the end of a relationship between adult lovers, but the underlying theme explores a cultural departure from patriarchy while honoring masculinity. The Daddies will be officially released through Brill Publishing’s Social Fiction Series on Oct. 26, 2018.

Dark is the author of Love and Errors and a Sociology and Women’s Studies professor at CSU, San Marcos. She also teaches writing and theater courses for Cal State Summer Arts.


Dark will also read from her book of poetry, Love and Errors, during Kukuau Studio’s Poetry Slam on Friday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. The Lambda Literary Foundation praises her work as “a remarkable collection from a talented and necessary voice.” Admission to the event is $5 at the door and copies of Love and Errors will be available for purchase.

Carol Queen, PhD, author of The Leather Daddy & the Femme and Real Live Nude Girl commented on Dark’s new work:

“What a deep and moving work, with plenty of meat for the erotic imagination and our inner culture spelunker. Kimberly Dark’s strong, nimble writing dances complexly—but so, so readably—through the mythic, the erotic, the sociopolitical, the pop-cultural. It invites us to take an insight-provoking journey through many kinds of gender, many kinds of sex, many kinds of love. Thank you, Kimberly, for refusing to whittle all this down to make it seem simple.”


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