We are extremely proud to be hosting a trilogy of events as part of LGBT History Month. Book your tickets and join us!
Lunch Poems with Literature at York St John University and York Centre for Writing
Eagle and Child Pub
Taking its name from gay New York poet Frank O’Hara’s celebrated collection ‘Lunch Poems’ (1964), academics and poets from York St John University will host a lunch time discussion and reading group of poetry on LGBT themes, over lunch. Poems will be circulated in advance to ticket holders, but you do not need any previous experience or knowledge of poetry to take part. Tickets are free, but do NOT include food. Please register to receive the poetry pack and menu in advance of the event.
Michael Amherst reading from Go the Way Your Blood Beats with Q&A (moderated by Dr. Kimberly Campanello, York Centre for Writing)
York Centre for Writing hosts a reading and Q&A with Michael Amherst from his new non-fiction book. Using bisexuality as a frame, Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire, questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay, in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire. Part essay, part memoir, part love letter, Amherst asks us to see desire and sexuality as analogous with art – a mysterious, creative force.
Tuesday, Feb 20
Queer History and Colonialism: research presentation and Q&A with Dr Heike Bauer (Head of English & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London) moderated by Dr. Adam Stock YSJ English Literature
How did racism and gender violence shape the emergence of modern homosexual rights? Join YSJ English Lit for a public talk and Q&A. Heike Bauer uses homosexual rights activist and transgender advocate Magnus Hirschfeld to explore the limits of early rights politics.