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Lambda LitFest Discussion: Burning Time
October 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pmFree
This presentation focuses on Burning Time, a graphic book collaboration between writer Jonathan Alexander and artist Antoinette LaFarge that explores the intimacies of imagined memory and sexuality. The book consists of cycle of 8 poems and 8 associated panoramic paintings to tell the story of a young gay man arriving in New Orleans in the late 1950s to start a new life. Text and image interweave to evoke a particular time and place while also summoning the timelessness of self-exploration and desire— experience reimagined as mythic adventure. In this presentation, Alexander and Lafarge read poems and present art from the book, discuss their collaboration, and consider the possibilities of multimedia for queer storytelling.
Venue: 1888 Center
Featuring: Antoinette LaFarge and Jonathan Alexander
Genre: LGBTQ+, Graphic Novel