Windy City Queer with Kathie Bergquist and contributors!

Event date: 
Friday, November 11, 2011 - 6:30pm

Join editor Kathie Bergquist and Windy City Queer contributors kay barrett, Mark Zubro, Deb R. Lewis, and Richard Fox for a rousing evening of queer poetry and prose!

The contributions of the Midwest and, specifically, Chicago to LGBTQ literature have been invaluable yet largely uncelebrated over the last century. This anthology charts a map of queer Chicago and showcases its thriving urban arts community, which boasts a unique history, legacy, and sensibility deeply rooted in the urban Midwest.

Here is a first-rate collection of queer voices from Chicago’s literary landscape. Celebrated writers Edmund White, Achy Obejas, Sharon Bridgforth, Brian Bouldrey, E. Patrick Johnson, Carol Anshaw, David Trinidad, and Mark Zubro are joined by emerging voices from the queer literary scene. These pieces span all literary genres, from fiction and poetry to memoir and essays, and portray a full gamut of gay Chicago lives from the everyday to the quirky, from public spectacles to quiet intimacies, from family life to nightlife, from dating to marriage, from loving to mourning. The writing that comprises this volume, which seeks to claim a queer space on the literary continuum, is surprising, smart, hilarious, and heart wrenching.

Event address: 
307 W Johnson St.
53703-2218 Madison
Windy City Queer: Lgbtq Dispatches from the Third Coast Cover Image
By Kathie Bergquist (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780299284046
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - October 14th, 2011