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Our Queer Lives: Stranger Than Fiction with Minnie-Bruce Pratt

February 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

The hidden facts and unspoken truths of life are usually “stranger than fiction”—and especially when we identify and live as one in the alphabet of LGBTQ2S+ and more. In this workshop we’ll be thinking, remembering and writing together on some of the truths of our lives, with the goal of getting down on paper (or into computer pixels) some of the complexity of what we live. It’s particularly appropriate and inspiring that the Sexual Minorities Archives is sponsoring this retrieval and recording of our queer lives. Bring your favorite writing tools, and come ready to write—and also know that each person gets to set your boundary on how you share what you write. We’ll be working together for about two and a half hours, alternating between talking and writing.

Open to all members and friends of the Sexual Minorities Archives

Sliding scale tax-deductible donation will benefit the SMA’s non-profit organization the Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation: $0 – generous! Please find suggested donation brackets in Tickets section to register. To be both inclusive and to ask each person to give what they can with others in mind, we encourage people who can afford more to pay more –to subsidize low income and free tickets and to help sustain our all-volunteer work. Thank you!

Writer-activist Minnie Bruce Pratt came out as a lesbian in North Carolina in 1975 and now lives in her Alabama hometown and in Syracuse, N.Y. Her poetry about being a lesbian mother was honored as a NY Times Notable Book, the Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets, and the American Library Association Gay and Lesbian Book Award for Literature. She has explored the complexity of gender-crossing in the creative nonfiction S/HE, and co-authored Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism with Barbara Smith and Elly Bulkin. Her most recent book is Magnified, poems emerging from her life with trans activist and writer Leslie Feinberg (Wesleyan Poetry, March 2021). Read her poems weekly on Facebook @Minnie-Bruce Pratt

Free – $100

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