The No Shush Salon Presents: Laura Lee Bahr, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Event Details

We are thrilled to present Laura Lee Bahr! She is a multi-award winning author and independent filmmaker. Her novels Haunt is the winner of the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel of 2011. Her short story collection, Angel Meat, was the 2017 winner of the Wonderland Book Award for Best Collection. She is the writer/director of the unromantic comedy Boned and in April 2020 wrote for the noir edition of byNWR (visionary director Nicholas Winding Refn’s curated streaming site). Her psychological thriller short Strange Bird will be released by 2022.

“You may choose an adventure that leads you to a melting memoir, a tangerine, a dead princess in a block of ice, or a small space f**k in this multimedia, sensory No Shush. You are invited to this magical interactive spell-cast for Zoom fatigued and shapeshifter-curious. There will be cat pics. Wigs and whiskers are encouraged.”

More event info and registration here!

Strange Bird premiere at Boston Underground Film Festival

Strange Bird premiere at Boston Underground Film Festival – part of Nightstream 2020

Laura Lee Bahr is the screenwriter for the multi-award winning feature films Jesus Freak and the little Death. She is the author of the novels Haunt (winner of the Wonderland Book Award, Best Novel) and Long-Form Religious Porn, and the short-story collection Angel Meat (winner of the Wonderland Book Award, Best Collection). Laura’s debut feature as writer/director, Boned, won “Best Micro-Budget Feature” at the Toronto Independent Film Festival and is currently distributed through Gravitas (available everywhere). She was the Spring 2018 writer-in-residence at the Kerouac house. http://www.lauraleebahr.com/

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Chapbook made available only through Orciny Press Patreon

Laura Lee Bahr is a multi-award winning author and independent filmmaker. She was selected as the spring 2018 writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House by the Jack Kerouac foundation.

Her novels Haunt (winner of the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel of 2011), Long-Form Religious Porn, and the short story collection, Angel Meat (winner of the Wonderland Book Award for Best Collection 2017) are all weird genre favorites (published by Fungasm Press, an imprint of Eraserhead Press).

Her short stories have been featured in various anthologies, including the Bram Stoker Award winning anthology Demons from Black Dog & Leventhal press. Her story “Rat-Head” was part of the anthology Rough Magick, edited by Francesca Lia Block.

Bahr’s debut feature film as writer/director, Boned, stars Bai Ling and Josh Randall (Ozark, Ten Days in the Valley). Winner of “Best Micro-Budget Feature” at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, it is available on demand and streaming. Translations of her novels are popular in Spain, and Bahr recently received the William of Baskerville Award organized by the Spanish magazine Libros Prohibidos for her novel Long-Form Religious Porn in the category of Best Translated Novel in 2019.


In 2020 her experimental short film Strange Bird (co-writer and director) was scheduled to premiere at the Boston Underground FIlm Festival, and her fiction piece “The Melting Memoir” was released as part of visionary director Nicolas Winding Refn’s streaming site byNWR.com.


Interview with Libros Prohibidos, published 2/27/20

«El único problema filosófico serio, creo yo, es cómo mantener el corazón vivo en este mundo loco de atar»: Entrevista a Laura Lee Bahr

Con Porno religioso improvisado (2015), Laura Lee Bahr fue reconocida con nuestro Premio Guillermo de Baskerville a la mejor obra traducida al castellano en 2019. La autora residente en Boston, también actriz, guionista y cineasta, ganó además el premio Wonderland a la mejor novela de bizarro en 2011 con Fantasma. Sin duda nos encontramos ante una de las voces más potentes de la corriente bizarra, y es un placer poder entrevistarla hoy en Libros Prohibidos:

Read the full interview here.

Laura Lee Bahr is the screenwriter for the multi-award winning feature films Jesus Freak and the little Death. She is the author of the novels Haunt (winner of the Wonderland Book Award, Best Novel) and Long-Form Religious Porn, and the short-story collection Angel Meat (winner of the Wonderland Book Award, Best Collection). Laura’s debut feature as writer/director, Boned, won “Best Micro-Budget Feature” at the Toronto Independent Film Festival and is currently distributed through Gravitas (available everywhere). She was the Spring 2018 writer-in-residence at the Kerouac house. http://www.lauraleebahr.com/