Another edition, another launch party, another stellar line-up. In the weeks leading up to our Pigeonholed launch we’re showcasing the outstanding performers who’ll be swinging by on Friday November 16 at Grub Street Bookshop.

First to fly the coop is Mira Schlosberg.

Mira Schlosberg is a writer, comics artist and editor whose work has appeared in The Lifted Brow, Rabbit and Ibis House, among others. They are the editor of Voiceworks magazine and edit comics for Scum Mag. Their comic book Guidebook to Queer Jewish Spirituality is available through Glom Press.


Tell us about the piece you will be performing at the launch, in ten words or less.

‘Kelp Body’ is a queer ghost story.

What have you been working on recently?

Right now I’m working on an essay about this time when I was nine and I met noted ecofeminist philosopher Val Plumwood and watched her put her feet into a puddle of leeches to feed them off her blood.

What is your favourite book that, in your opinion, doesn’t get much praise?

I love Look Who’s Morphing by Tom Cho! I tell everyone to read it because I think it is really underrated.

If you were a pigeon, what person or thing would you most like to poop on?

Neo-Nazis.


Pigeonholed lands at 6pm Friday November 16 at Grub Street Bookshop in Fitzroy. Entry is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite so there’s enough drinks to go around. Speaking of drinks, they’re by cash donation – think gold coins. Stay up to date on the Facebook event page.

Russell Wong is the Digital Marketing Intern at Going Down Swinging.