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Virtual Strut Book Club Reads “The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic!” with special appearance by the author

May 18   6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For the month of May, we are reading Miah Jeffra’s “The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic!”

Plus a special appearance by the author! We are meeting remotely on May 18th, at 6 PM DST 

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 I am excited about our second virtual queer book club meeting.

For this book club meeting only we are having a very special remote appearance by the local bay area author himself Miah Jeffra! So read the book, join us at the book club meeting at 6pm for the discussion part and then Miah Jeffra will join us at the end to be in conversation with moderator Baruch Porras Hernandez and a Q&A with the book club members!

Stay tuned to this Facebook invite and come back to find out how to join the virtual discussion, link and password will be shared day of the meeting.

How do I get the book? There are several ways, you can always just buy it to read on your phone or on your pad device, but if you want to hold it in your arms and support local bookstores here is a link to get it through Alley Cat Books (which is also a part of our favorite bookstore Dog Eared Books in the Castro)
Also if that doesn’t float your boat or you want it to get to your house faster you can always just buy it online the old fashioned way(cough amazon!), that might be faster, but we always recommend Alley Cat Books through Bookshop.

About the book:
In The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic!, Miah Jeffra perfects apostrophe as canticle, a host of heroes beckoning the reader a knee deeper into the waters of another selfhood, Madonna, Mary Shelley, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Plato, and Jeffra’s mother among them. At once gossamer and gauze, Jeffra explores the nature of gender, sexuality, aesthetics, and love, taking a tiny hammer to the stability of the limits of perception, troubling the tether between perception and memory. At once memoir and cultural criticism, The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! discovers itself as a book about forgiveness, family, and the truths we find in “the lightness of a door,” “the probability of a radio,” the long line between one story and another.

About the author:
Miah Jeffra is a writer, artist, curator, and educator, currently living in San Francisco. A military brat, Jeffra moved throughout their childhood, but most identifies the South as home.

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

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May 18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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