Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mark Doty and Achy Obejas : Queer Lyrics

Lambda Literary Award–winning authors Doty and Obejas will read from and discuss their latest work. Doty, the celebrated poet and memoirist, has written movingly on love and loss in modern gay life. Obejas, an esteemed Chicago-based journalist, novelist, and translator, writes about the tension between public identity and private experience in the United States and her native Cuba.

Both will address the question: how do writers grapple with questions of social, political, and cultural resonance surrounding the LGBTQ experience? C. C. Carter, Lambda Literary Finalist for Best Lesbian Poetry and director of community and culture for the Center on Halsted, will moderate.

Generously sponsored by The Poetry Foundation and presented in partnership with the Center on Halsted

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Chicago Humanities Festival
Harold Washington Library Library Center
400 S. State St.
#412 Sun Nov 02

Tickets will be available at the door of the performance starting 1/2 hour prior to the program on 11/2/08. Tickets purchased the day of the program will be $10.