Queerness and Family with James Allen Hall

When:
October 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
2017-10-11T15:00:00-04:00
2017-10-11T16:15:00-04:00
Where:
Johnson Center, Meeting Room F
Rogers
4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703-993-3986

In the essays of I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, James Allen Hall takes readers along on his journey growing up queer in Florida, and surviving his family’s mental illnesses, meth addiction and incarcerations. Lia Purpura praises Hall saying his “work lays bare all manner of vulnerability, not to confess or shock, but to reckon into language the nearly unsayable.” I Liked You Better is the winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s 2016 Essay Collection Competition, selected by Chris Kraus.