As part of LGBT History Month, OutStories Bristol has arranged for Professor Thomas Glave of the University of Warwick to give a reading/talk titled: ‘Jamaica, Secrets, and Dangerous Sex’
It will look at the use of Jamaican language and contemporary culture in regard to ‘taboo’ forms of sexuality and some of the tensions that surround ‘unspeakable’ forms of ‘queer’ sexuality and desire.
Professor Thomas Glave is the 2014 Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick School of Modern Languages and Cultures. He is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (Lambda Literary Award, 2005), The Torturer’s Wife (Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist and Lambda Literary Award finalist, 2008) and Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh (2013, Lambda Literary Award finalist, 2014). He is editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (Lambda Literary Award, 2008). His most recent work has appeared in The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, Callaloo, and in several anthologies.
A professor of English and creative writing at SUNY-Binghamton, Glave has been Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT and a 2012 Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge.
Warning: the talk will contain strong language and sexual descriptions.
Admission to the event is Free , but contributions to OutStories Bristol gladly received (suggested donation £3).
You can reserve your place on Eventbrite. You do not need to print the ticket as your registration is communicated electronically.
Saturday 14 February 2015, 2:30pm
The Studio, M-Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN