Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Valerie Wetlaufer

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Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Valerie Wetlaufer
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Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Valerie Wetlaufer says
Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series on the 3rd Thursday of every month. June's feature is Valerie Wetlaufer. Valerie is a poet, editor, and educator. She is the author of Mysterious Acts by My People (Sibling Rivalry Press 2014), winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and Call Me by My Other Name (Sibling Rivalry Press 2016). Wetlaufer holds a PhD from the University of Utah, and an MFA from Florida State University. She lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Call Me by My Other Name is a fierce, unforgettable book about bodies and desire. Told in three voices—two historical figures, and a meta-poetic third voice that connects past to present—Wetlaufer's story weaves a brutal narrative of how we are taught to masquerade queer gender and yearning. Deeply affecting, the inventive language of these crucial, well-crafted poems transports at the same time as it transcends, embracing ambiguity, balancing intimacy and reserve. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The Suggested Donation is $5.
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By: Charis Books and More/Charis Circle