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everything i have is blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men
Date Wednesday July 20
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
The Center for Political Education
at 522 Valencia Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco
(near 16th Street, one block from the 16th and Mission St. BART Station)
$5 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorThe Center for Political Education
everything i have is blue

Short Fiction by Working-Class Men
about More-or-Less Gay Life

Join Everything I Have Is Blue editor Wendell Ricketts, along with community activist and youth organizer, Ayoka Turner, for an evening of reading and conversation about queers and class, fiction and reality.

522 Valencia Street (San Francisco)
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 v 7:00pm

"This book gives us what no contemporary TV program, movie, or magazine has even come close to—the tender, angry, funny emotional innards of the embattled daily life of working-class gay men." (Minnie Bruce Pratt, author of S/He)

"The edgy, surprising stories in Everything I Have Is Blue are a tonic,… bringing to our attention characters and themes we seldom see explored in gay contemporary fiction." (Jaime Manrique, editor of Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction)

“Blue is a response not to silence but to overwhelming noise—pop-cultural, media, and literary representations of gay men that shove us all into the Will &Grace/Queer Eye for the Straight Guy mold, that assume that gentrification, mindless consumption, and so-called "good taste" are what you need to be a member of the gay community. The contributors to Blue write as and about men whose multifaceted lives haven’t been deformed by trying to stuff them into that claustrophobic stereotype. They write about what it really means to be a queer man today.” (Wendell Ricketts)
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jul 17th, 2005 12:36 PM

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