The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the May discussion of the center's Queer Memoir Reading Group, featuring The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore.
Breaking apart the conventions of memoir to reveal the passions and perils of a life that refuses to conform to the rules of straight or gay normalcy, Sycamore explores and explodes the dream of a radical queer community and the mythical city that was supposed to nurture it.
The Advocate writes, "The result is brilliant, a collection of unstructured vignettes about sex abuse, dying parents, feminism and veganism, Tracy Chapman and Le Tigre, dyke bars and gay tricks, AIDS and ACT UP that all weave together a life of hope in '90s San Francisco and the disappointment that follows."
This is a virtual event via Zoom. To RSVP and get the Zoom link, you must email [email protected] 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 -- and 10% of your purchase supports free arts programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print or e-book 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.
Closed captioning is available for this virtual event.