LGBTQ+ History Month Salon Writers at York, English and Related Literature
To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month, The Department of English and Related Literature will be holding an informal salon on February 17th, 1pm-2.30pm, in the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building. A 'salon' is a gathering of people, who come together around a topic, to increase their knowledge through informal conversation. This salon will feature readings of LGBTQ+ works and an informal discussion about how these ideas and identities manifest across history. We welcome all contributions from students and staff who would like to give a reading, but you are completely welcome just to come to listen to the readings and discussion.
The event is flexible and we welcome a variety of material and genres from different periods, as long as they engage with LGBTQ+ themes. If you'd like to contribute your favourite piece of poetry/fiction/nonfiction on this subject, either to read yourself or for us to read for you, please send it along! We also encourage you to bring your own work, be it creative or academic. If you've written something you'd like to share, be it a poem about LGBTQ+ identity or a short essay offering a queer reading of Paradise Lost, do send it along! Material should be sent in advance of the event (preferably by Feb 15th, but we will try to fit everything in) to firstname.lastname@example.org.