Whatever you do,
I want you to do it here.

Cecilia Corrigan
with Macy Rodman, Will Rahilly, Cammisa Buerhaus, Leopold Brandt, Juiceboxxx and Leonardo DiCaprio

Book Launch and Afterparty
Friday, October 17, 2014, 8pm-midnight

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

$5 Entrance Donation
Members Free, Guaranteed Entry

This launch celebrates the publication of Titanic, the first full-length book by writer and performer Cecilia Corrigan, and brings together the most electrifying personalities of our time for a night-time cruise into a sea of epic glamour. Hosted by Macy Rodman and featuring Will Rahilly, Cammisa Buerhaus, Leopold Brandt, Juiceboxxx, and a first time ever original poetry reading by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Floating majestically out of the the snow-bound wilds and gothic castles of Northern Illinois, Titanic, much like the earlier Twilight trilogy, is the tragic love story of our time and all-time, taking on the eternal struggle of inter-sentient romance. Alan Turing, standing in for intelligent life everywhere, loves and loses, snapchats and vibers and makes up to break up with his artificially intelligent
conversational partner, standing in for Turing’s lover. Is typing “I want to be with you” over iMessage different or even better than saying it face to face? Do we think we're alone now?

As has been noted elsewhere, romantic tragedy inevitably transforms slapstick comedy, and Titanic is no exception, even if it's much bigger than that! An extravaganza of light, color and sound fills these pages in a tricked-out revue of all the best the 20th century had to offer: Buffy, Ludwig Wittgenstein, epistemic reasoning, and David Letterman.

At this party, the PYT you meet could be a cyborg, and will surely keep you guessing until the last cocktail is downed or downloaded. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s AI: but can you tell?

Hosted by
Macy Rodman

Introduced by
celebrity life coach Will Rahilly

Opening DJ set
Cammisa Buerhaus

Afterparty DJ set

Produced by
The Claudius App

Sponsored beverages by
Brooklyn Brewery

Just like the original trip, passengers can buy first, second and third class tickets for the six day voyage. Won't you join us, as we sail on home to Mother?

Photo: Gabe Hoot

Titanic Launch: Because the ocean never tells.

Cecilia Corrigan
Paperback, 166 pages
Published by Lake Forest College / &NOW Books
ISBN 978-1-941423-99-8

Video: Gabe Hoot Ruin