A talk and ritual by Brooke Sylvia Palmieri of Camp Books considering the meaning of queerness and its intersection with printed media over the long course of their mutually empowering histories. This event coincides with Ian Giles ‘Outhouse’.
Artefacts featured will include an eighteenth century engraving of Theodora de Verdion, a gender non-conforming bookseller; a popular nineteenth century chapbook about the life of Cordelia, who sailed from New York to Liverpool as a sailor named James Grey. Twentieth century publications, such as a series of pamphlets published by Quakers based in Cambridge beginning in 1963 and espousing tolerant views of homosexuality. Brooke will also share issues of the Gay News (1972–1983), Britain’s first fortnightly newspaper to be issued by the LGBTQI+ liberation movement.
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