Queer Past, Queer Future
A talk by alumni authors Jennifer Boylan ’80 and Alexander Chee ’89
Friday, March 3, 2017 — 5:00-6:30 pm
Smith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Memorial Library
252 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06459
Reception and book signing to follow
Alumni Jennifer Boylan ’80 and Alexander Chee ’89 read recent work, discuss queer lives and storytelling, and share their own experiences as LGBT writers at Wesleyan.
Jennifer Boylan, a professor at Barnard College, is the author of 15 books, including She’s Not There, the first bestselling work by a transgender American, and I’m Looking Through You, which contains a chapter on Wesleyan. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and currently serves as the national co-chair of GLAAD, the media advocacy nonprofit for LGBTQ people. Her new novel, Long Black Veil, is forthcoming in April 2017.
Alexander Chee is the author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, an editor at large at VQR and Lit Hub, and a critic at large for The Los Angeles Times. He is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College.
The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library with support from Academic Affairs.
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