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Strut Bookclub reads “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel” by Alexander Chee

October 26   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lets Read Queer Books!

Hi there Bookclubbers! For the month of October, we are reading “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel” by Alexander Chee.
The Strut Book Club will be meeting Monday, October 28th at 7 PM, (pdt) virtually!
Please make sure to read the entire book beforehand and come ready to discuss your thoughts. This queer book club has been around since 2003 and currently are holding meetings virtually.
The link to the virtual book club meeting will be posted here on our strut FB invite the day of the event.
If you have any questions about Strut’s events and or this Queer/Gay Book Club please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at baruch@sfaf.org
Strut is still open, but Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time.
Please call the clinic at 415-581-1600 for instructions, or go to sfaf.org for more information
About the book: Winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction * Recipient of the Lambda Literary Trustees’ Award,Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography, this book is it! As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay, “incendiary” by the New York Times, and “brilliant” by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection of nonfiction, he’s sure to secure his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation as well. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author’s manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing—Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley—the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump. By turns commanding, heartbreaking, and wry, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel asks questions about how we create ourselves in life and in art, and how to fight when our dearest truths are under attack.

Organizer

Baruch Porras Hernandez
Email:
bporrashernandez@sfaf.org

Venue

Online
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