Carnegie Library Hosts “An Afternoon with Author Brian Broome” Honoring Pride Month and LGBTQ+ Literature
This year, in its effort to celebrate Pride month by honoring the writing and stories of LGBTQ+ authors, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is hosting an author talk with Brian Broome, writer of Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir, on Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m. at CLP –Homewood.
Broome will give a presentation on his writing and experiences as a queer Black man, and his relationship to Pittsburgh. The talk will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Pittsburgh actor and QBurgh correspondent Jason Shavers and will end with a book signing with local bookseller White Whale Bookstore, who will be selling copies of Broome’s memoir along with titles from several other Pittsburgh and LGBTQ+ authors.
“Brian Broome’s life and work provides a complex and inspiring example of the experiences faced by Pittsburghers with intersecting identities, and the library is honored to be a part of sharing his perspectives and art with all our neighbors,” said CLP President & Director Andrew Medlar.
To help ensure a seat, or to receive a link to virtually view the live-stream, please register in advance at carnegielibrary.org.
“Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will celebrate Pride 2023 with booklists, Library resources and a variety of events and programming throughout the month. A special thank you to Josey Riegel who created artwork to help us celebrate,” said Taylor Lee, Library Services Manager for CLP-Downtown and chair of the Pride Month Committee.
Additional resources, Pride booklists and info about CLP’s 2023 Pride events can be found at https://www.carnegielibrary.org/pride2023/.