The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the April discussion of the center's Queer Memoir Reading Group, featuring Funeral Diva by Pamela Sneed, a poetic memoir about coming-of-age in the AIDS era, and its effects on life and art. Offering critical focus on matters from police brutality to LGBTQ+ rights, Funeral Diva confronts today's most pressing issues with acerbic wit and audacity. The collection closes with Sneed's reflections on the two pandemics of her time, AIDS and COVID-19, and the disproportionate impact of each on African American communities. The New York Times Book Reviews says that this book's "strength is in its abundance, its desire for language to stir body as well as mind."
This is a virtual event over zoom. Advance RSVP to [email protected] is required to receive the zoom link. Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you do not need a free copy, books can be purchased at this link, with 10% of your purchase supporting free arts programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print or ebook formats.
The discussion is facilitated by Mary Foltz and is sponsored by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center. This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.