LGBT Reading Series Begins at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
City of Asylum is excited to again partner with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to bring you the first speaker in their LGBT Reading Series, Marie-Hélène/Sam Bourcier. Marie-Hélène/Sam Bourcier is a queer activist and theorist. He teaches cultural studies, queer, and gender studies at the University of Lille. Bourcier is a self-described “baby of French poststructuralism.” He is the translator of Monique Wittig and Teresa de Lauretis and one of the first thinkers to have introduced queer theory in France. He has written extensively on queer culture, theory and politics; sexual subcutures; feminisms and postfeminisms; and minority identities in France and in other countries.
Marie-Hélène/Sam Bourcier will be reading on Friday, November 11, starting at 8:00 pm at Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue. For more information, or to reserve your free ticket, visit the LGBT Reading Series: Marie Helene/Sam Bourcier event page.
Coming Soon to City of Asylum @ Alphabet City:
- This Is What We Will Build When We Get Our Reparations – Wednesday, November 30, 6:30 pm
Interactive community workshop with architect Mitch McEwen.
- Book Talk with Harriet Levin Millan – Thursday, December 1, 8:00 pm
Discussion between author, Harriet Levin Millan, and the protagonist on whom her book is based.
- Women of the World Poetry Championship – Friday, December 2, 7:00 pm
Women & Gender Non-Binary poetry slam where 13 poets enter, and one emerges victorious.