The Conjoined launches into the bright, sparkly world

This past Friday was the launch party for The Conjoined, an event I was calling The Side Jobs Cabaret, and it was so fun, I was overcome with emotion at the end and collapsed on the floor of the stage. We had beautiful, funny and emotional performances from Chelene Knight, Jillian Christmas, Leah Horlick, Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli, and Stephen Quinn, that rascal, was our emcee. The Emerald (once, I believe, an iconic Chinatown restaurant with a mahjong room at the back) was the perfect spot. So perfect, in fact, my mother seemed quite pleased.

The Conjoined, as I’ve been saying to many people, has been the book that has straddled the biggest changes of my personal and professional lives, and I am so grateful that, when I launched a new book into the world, people still cared. ¬†And now, photos! All photographs are courtesy of Skot Nelson.

Opening remarks at the launch of The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee

Opening remarks at the launch of The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee

Chelene Knight reads at the launch of The Conjoined

Chelene Knight reads at the launch of The Conjoined

Jillian Christmas performs with her ukulele at the launch of The Conjoined

Jillian Christmas performs with her ukulele at the launch of The Conjoined

Jen is overcome with emotion

Jen is overcome with emotion

Leah Horlick reads at the launch of The Conjoined

Leah Horlick reads at the launch of The Conjoined

Dina Del Bucchia being regal at the launch of The Conjoined

Dina Del Bucchia being regal at the launch of The Conjoined

Daniel Zomparelli making us all play games

Daniel Zomparelli making us all play games

Stephen Quinn reading his only spoken word poem

Stephen Quinn reading his only spoken word poem

Jen telling the room about online dating

Jen telling the room about online dating

 

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