SOULS OF QUEER BLACK FOLK ANTHOLOGY | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

SOULS OF QUEER BLACK FOLK ANTHOLOGY | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

Date and Time

May 24, 2024 6:00 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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SOULS OF QUEER BLACK FOLK ANTHOLOGY began as a three-panel discussion during Black History Month on the City College of New York campus from 2014-2017. The book also traces its roots to the first black LGBTQIA course offered in 2013 in the Black Studies program. The title of the course is Black Art in the Age of AIDS. Academics, professional writers, clergy, and undergrad students contribute a robust variety of stories, lived experiences, and histories of black queer people and help regenerate their importance.

The editor, T. Anthony Roulette, is joining us on the Busboys stage to share about Black LGBTQIA history and how this anthology came together. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Roulette will be signing following the program.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of SOULS OF QUEER BLACK FOLK ANTHOLOGY will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is in person and will not be livestreamed.

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T. Anthony Roulette is the editor of Souls of Queer Black Folk an anthology which traces its roots to three years of Roulette convening discussions on black LGBTQ+ subject matter at the Cohen Archives library at City College of New York. Roulette is a published writer on the arts and culture and Independent Lecturer His work has appeared regularly in print and online for Harlem World magazine for the past 8 years, Paper Magazine, OUT, Men's Style and others. Roulette is a fine art curator who focuses on Latino, Asian and African American contemporary work as well as consulting for collectors with major auction houses.

His academic concentration is on Women and Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies and specific cultural focus on the American Civil War and issues of race and gender.

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