An evening with Torrey Peters & Imogen Binnie -Hosted by Queer Lit

Thu Aug 25 2022 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Whitworth - The Grand Hall | Manchester

Queer Lit
Publisher/HostQueer Lit
An evening with  Torrey Peters & Imogen Binnie -Hosted by Queer Lit
(IN PERSON EVENT) An evening in conversation with Torrey Peters author of Detransition, Baby and Imogen Binnie author of Nevada.
About this Event

Queer Lit are excited to bring you an evening in conversation with Torrey Peters author of Detransition, Baby - winner of the Emingway Award and Imogen Binnie author of Nevada - winner of the Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award hosted by Christine Burns and Grey Marlow.

All profits from this event will be donated to a local LGBTQ+ charity - AKT.

About the Books.

Detransition, Baby: Reese nearly had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York, a job she didn't hate. She'd scraped together a life previous generations of trans women could only dream of; the only thing missing was a child. Then everything fell apart and three years on Reese is still in self-destruct mode, avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men. When her ex calls to ask if she wants to be a mother, Reese finds herself intrigued. After being attacked in the street, Amy de-transitioned to become Ames, changed jobs and, thinking he was infertile, started an affair with his boss Katrina. Now Katrina's pregnant. Could the three of them form an unconventional family - and raise the baby together?

Nevada: Maria, a trans woman in her thirties, is going nowhere. She spends her aimless days working in a New York bookstore, trying to remain true to a punk ethos while drinking herself into a stupor and having a variety of listless and confusing sexual encounters. After her girlfriend cheats on her, Maria steals her car and heads for the Pacific, embarking on her version of the Great American Road Trip.

Along the way she stops in Reno, Nevada, and meets James, a young man who works in the local Wal-Mart. Maria recognizes elements of her younger self in James and the pair quickly form an unlikely but powerful connection, one that will have big implications for them both. This hilarious, ground breaking cult classic inspired a whole literary movement, and is now published in the UK for the very first time.

This event will be hosted at the Grand Hall at The Whitworth Manchester.

Doors will open at 6pm and the event will start at 7pm sharp.

Both titles will be available to buy on the night and be signed by Torrey Peters and Imogen Binnie.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Whitworth - The Grand Hall, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom


GBP 8.00

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