Queer works, book bans and art: Maia Kobabe and Gabrielle Calvocoressi in conversation

The Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) invites Maia Kobabe and Gabrielle Calvocoressi to be in conversation about attacks against queer and nonbinary people and works, as well as amplifying the art of our speakers.

The guest speakers will help us think about "liberty," "freedom," and "democracy" and what these words mean for them as nonbinary artists and how the audience can be advocates for liberty, freedom, and democracy. 

The first 30 registrants (who also attend the event) will receive a free copy of GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR.

Learn more about the event here: www.colorado.edu/cha/LFD-Kobabe-Calvocoressi

More about Maia Kobabe:

Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir) received renowned attention for eir work Gender Queer: A Memoir, a 2019 award-winning graphic novel. Though eir work has received praises and won many awards, it is also the the #1 most frequently challenged and banned book around the country. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.

More about Gabrielle Calvocoressi:

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is an award-winning poet, UNC Chapel Hill associate professor, editor at large of the Los Angeles Review of Books, and poetry editor at Southern Cultures. In their book Rocket Fantastic, Calvocoressi explores a genderless world by utilizing the musical segno symbol in replacement of traditional pronouns. This allows readers to engage with the poem’s content while leaving sex and gender as an open question.

Thursday, April 18 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

University Memorial Center (UMC), UMC 235
1669 Euclid Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309

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