Queer Poetry Reading: Togetherness by Wo Chan

**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 May discussion of the center's Queer Poetry Reading Group, where we'll read Togetherness by Wo Chan.

 

About the book:

A debut poetry collection in which non-binary poet and drag performer Wo Chan recounts stories from their queer childhood and adolescence.

Togetherness sends out sparks from its electric surface, radiating energy and verve from within its deep and steady emotional core: stories of the poet’s immigrant childhood spent in their family’s Chinese restaurant, culminating in a deportation battle against the State. These narrative threads weave together monologue, soaring lyric descants, and document, taking the positions of apostrophe, biography, and soulful plaint to stage a vibrant and daring performance in which drag is formalism and formalism is drag―at once campy and sincere, queer, tender, and winking.


This group is a reading circle of about 10-12 people who receive a free book from Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to discuss queer poetry. Limited free copies of the books are available. Email [email protected] to secure your free copy.

WHEN
May 15, 2023 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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 x106

Will you come?