Alana Massey will be in conversation with Christian Rudder at  The Difficult to Brunch Reading Marathon   at Study Hall Gowanus on Saturday, May 21.

Alana Massey will be in conversation with Christian Rudder at The Difficult to Brunch Reading Marathon at Study Hall Gowanus on Saturday, May 21.

How is your spring going?

This spring, it pleases me greatly. I've been eliminating possessions in a fervor and replacing all my garbage-y clothes with decent-looking dresses and AN ACTUAL GOWN. I am also in France for the second time in a single year like a proper fucking asshole.   

What have you worked on in the past year that you're most happy with?

I finished my first book, All The Lives I Want, in the second half of 2015 and edited it in 2016 which was oddly satisfying. I also wrote this grim essay about the gaping hole left by the absence of Christian faith in my life that I find oddly soothing.

What’s your favorite brunch spot?

Brunch is a slippery slope. Unless celebrating a birth, a marriage, or tending to the wounds of a friend's break-up, I abstain entirely.

What can people expect from your reading?

Nervous gesticulation, vocal fry, effusive apologies, and a number of other feminine-coded verbal ticks that I'm taking with me to my grave.