We Both Laughed in Pleasure Reading Group [online]
Tue, Mar 09, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Led by Delhi resident Quinn Kelley, this GetWoke! reading group will be reading and discussing We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan. The book—2020 LAMBDA Literary Award winner—narrates the inner life of a gay man moving through the shifting social, political, and medical mores of the second half of the 20th century. Sullivan kept comprehensive journals from age 11 until his AIDS-related death at 39. Sensual, lascivious, challenging, quotidian and poetic, the diaries complicate and disrupt normative trans narratives. Entries from twenty-four diaries reveal Sullivan’s self-articulation and the complexity of a fascinating and courageous figure.

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Bushel is pleased to co-sponsor this reading group. For more on GetWoke! and their programs, please visit their website.

Quinn Kelley is a Delhi local who draws insight from his experience as a queer trans man. He hopes to gain more understanding of important issues from dialog and experience-sharing with others. Quinn is a writer and musician, a passionate home chef, and caretaker of many pets. He lives in Delhi with his husband, Gabe.