Writing LGBTQ Stories: Fiction

Thu. March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sponsored by: Charlottesville Pride Community Network

Hosted by: UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff

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Elizabeth Earley (Like Wings, Your Hands), David Brendan Hopes (The Falls of the Wyona), and Carter Sickels (The Prettiest Star) discuss the importance of LGBTQ representation in their fictional works. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Unable to attend? This program will be livestreamed on the Virginia Festival of the Book  Facebook page and archived for future viewing.

Why should you attend?

“Both a philosophical novel and a coming-of-age story, Like Wings, Your Hands explores a mother-son relationship in the context of disability and interdependence, while also raising questions about the nature of time and space and the limitless capacities of the human mind.”—Red Hen Press

“Hopes grants us entry into the wondrous, highly charged world of young male friendship once upon a time. The setting is lovely and nostalgic. But there is trouble underneath, and there are things that just cannot happen. A pitch-perfect exploration of the terrors and pleasures of American adolescence.”—David Pratt, author

“Carter Sickels’ The Prettiest Star is the story of a young man who must drag his body from the mouth of death back to the ‘home’ that nearly killed him. The story of a queer desiring body moving through the crucibles of life toward song, toward rewriting family and whatever we mean by home, toward a kind of hope that comes from the dirt up and not the sky down. A heart triumph.”—Lidia Yuknavitch, author

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