Queer Memoir Reading Group: Eating Fire

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The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the February discussion of the center's Queer Memoir Reading Group, featuring Eating Fire by Kelly Cogswell.

An outsider American recounts two decades of radical lesbian life in this urgent, ferociously funny memoir

At once streetwise and wistful, Eating Fire is a witty and urgent coming-of-age memoir as well as the first in-depth account of the influential Lesbian Avengers. A rare insider’s look at the process and perils of street activism, Kelly Cogswell’s story is an engaging blend of picaresque adventure, how-to activist handbook, and rigorous inquiry into questions of identity, resistance, and citizenship.

Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you don't need a free copy, you can buy the book here -- and 10% of your purchase supports free arts programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

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.

Funding has been provided in part by the American Rescue Plan. American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

March 08, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Gabby Hochfeld she/her · · (610) 347-9988 x200

Will you come?