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Book Launch: D Mortimer and Clay AD
Institute of Contemporary Arts
September 2022
Image by Clay AD, from Holy Bodies

Join writers D Mortimer and Clay AD as they celebrate the release of their books Last Night A Beef Jerk Saved My Life and Holy Bodies, both published by Pilot Press, and which both use genrebending, hybrid literary forms to deal with themes of transmasculine identity, the disabled body, community, healing and love. 

D Mortimer’s Last Night a Beef Jerk Saved My Life is a wonderful and thoughtful reflection on love and beauty and bodies and music and memories, and on the constellations of small things that make up modern queer life.
– Huw Lemmey

Clay AD knows at an ancient and prescient level that, to quote from their book, 'shit is all life', but also that life is the shit, and the sunset, and the endgame. One for our immuno-suppressed comrades, shit theorists, pink salt throwers, and their lovers and friends, that is, I hope, everyone
– Isabel Waidner 

There will be readings by the authors followed by a short conversation led by the writer Donna Marcus.
Clay AD is a somatic bodyworker, artist and writer living in Glasgow. Their books include Metabolize, If Able (Arcadia Missa, 2017) and Holy Bodies (Pilot Press, 2022).

D Mortimer is a writer and artist living in London. Last Night a Beef Jerk Saved My Life (Pilot Press, 2021) is their first book. 

Donna Marcus is a writer based in London.

Pilot Press is the imprint of artist Richard Porter which he began in 2017 as a platform for the dissemination of a wide variety of textual and visual works by queer writers, artists and thinkers.
06:30 pm
Sat, 10 Sep 2022
Upper Bar

This event will be held in the Upper Bar area, which has access by stairs only. All readings and audio elements will also be amplified across the lower bar spaces.