Author Reading: Martin Pousson, Black Sheep Boy

Join us for an evening with Martin Pousson, author of Black Sheep Boy.

Meet a wild-hearted boy from the bayou who, In a series of tender and tough stories, encounters gender outlaws, drag queen renegades, and a rogues gallery of sex-starved priests, perverted teachers, and murderous bar owners. To escape his haunted history, the wild-hearted boy must shed his old skin and make a new self. With Black Sheep Boy, Cajun legends, queer fantasies, and universal myths converge into a powerful work of counter-realism. Martin Pousson was born and raised in the Cajun French bayou. He’s earned a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, and has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His writing has appeared in The Antioch Review, New Orleans Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at Loyola University, New Orleans, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Columbia University, New York. As a professor at Columbia University, Rutgers University, and Loyola University, he advised LGBTQA, Queer Ambassadors, Queer People of Color Collective, and the Pride Center Coalition. He now teaches at California State University Northridge and lives in Los Angeles.

This event is free and open to everyone! No Reservation required.


Event date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Black Sheep Boy: A Novel in Stories By Martin Pousson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942600374
Published: Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book - May 10th, 2016