RESCHEDULED - Megan Volpert launches Closet Cases
Decatur Library Auditorium
March 29, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Effective, Saturday, March 14, all library sponsored programs are canceled through March 31, 2020, as a precautionary measure to help stem the potential spread of COVID-19. Library branches that are serving as early polling locations will continue this service until we are instructed otherwise by the Elections Board. DCPL will continue to monitor the situation to see if further cancelations are warranted. The Georgia Center for the Book will help keep you updated as we move forward, as well. This event has been tentatively rescheduled for July 18th. Jean jackets can be armor. Bracelets, spiritual totems. Belts can save lives, or take them. As a verb, ”fashion” is exceedingly queer. Our queer community learns to fashion identity from and through the clothes we wear, the costumes we choose, the fabrics we desire—and the statements these make. No other community allows clothing to serve as such a primary, dominant marker of subjectivity, both individually and collectively. We don’t simply permit fashioning; we rely upon what we put on our bodies to tip off, to signal, and to serve as evidence of who we are. Megan Volpert is the author of many books on popular culture, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists, a Georgia Author of the Year finalist and an American Library Association honoree. Her newest work is Boss Broad. She has been teaching high school English in Atlanta for over a decade and was 2014 Teacher of the Year. She writes for PopMatters and has edited anthologies of philosophical essays on the music of Tom Petty and the television series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Many of the books’ contributors will be here as well. Event is free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase and have signed. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.