Queer Novel Reading Group: Elatsoe

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**NOTE: This event will be offered both in-person and virtually. Please email [email protected] to get the Zoom link.**

The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the November discussion of the center's Queer Poetry Reading Group, where we read Elatsoe by Little Badger.

Imagine an America very similar to our own. It's got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream.

There are some differences. This America has been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day.

Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered in a town that wants no prying eyes. But she is going to do more than pry. The picture-perfect facade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family.

Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP.

The discussion is facilitated 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.

WHEN
November 08, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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CONTACT
Gabby Hochfeld · · (610) 347-9988 x 106

Will you come?