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Thu, Oct 05

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Lancaster

Queer Book Club

Open to all, this is primarily a space for queer folks to meet other people in the community and share their love of reading by diving into books that explore the queer identity!

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Queer Book Club
Queer Book Club

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Lancaster, 23 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA

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About the event

Hello! For October we will be reading It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror by Joe Vallese, Carmer Maria Machado, etc.

Through the lens of horror--from Halloween to Hereditary--queer and trans writers consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences.Horror movies hold a complicated space in the hearts of the queer community: historically misogynist, and often homo- and transphobic, the genre has also been inadvertently feminist and open to subversive readings. Common tropes--such as the circumspect and resilient "final girl," body possession, costumed villains, secret identities, and things that lurk in the closet--spark moments of eerie familiarity and affective connection. Still, viewers often remain tasked with reading themselves into beloved films, seeking out characters and set pieces that speak to, mirror, and parallel the unique ways queerness encounters the world.It Came from the Closet features twenty-five essays by writers speaking to this relationship, through connections both empowering and oppressive. From Carmen Maria Machado on Jennifer's Body, Jude Ellison S. Doyle on In My Skin, Addie Tsai on Dead Ringers, and many more, these conversations convey the rich reciprocity between queerness and horror.

To purchase online please use this link! This will take you to Read Rose Books on Bookshop.org.

This book is available for free through the Hoopla.

Join the conversation on Discord!

Please feel free to bring a drink or snack to share!

Resources to Access Books:

Lancaster Library

Hoopla App - Library Card Needed

Libby App - Library Card Needed

https://bookshop.org/shop/readrosebooks - Physical copy available for purchase and supports Read Rose Books

https://libro.fm/readrosebooks - Audiobooks available for purchase and supports Read Rose Books

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