Book Launch Party: CAMP CUTLERY by Robin Carnilius

Join us for the launch party celebrating Camp Cutlery, the debut graphic novel by local author Robin Carnilius.

 Peanut (pronouns: they, them, theirs) is an outspoken transgender social justice warrior.When getting revenge on a bully causes the school to explode, Peanut is sentenced to a youth correctional facility, Camp Cutlery. Here, girls must wear skirts, boys must wear pants, and there is no such thing as being trans. Peanut’s release date is in three months. All they have to due to survive is hide their gender by any means necessary and keep their mouth shut about the systemic abuse and injustices the cadets face. Piece of cake, right? All of that is small potatoes to what’s really going on at Camp Cutlery. If everything has a price, what will Peanut sacrifice in their search for the truth… and freedom? Join Peanut, in this whimsical tale of juvenile crime, justice - and talking food.

Robin Carnilius (they/them) is a an award-winning multimedia storyteller based in Chicago. Using satire and whimsical illustrations, Carnilius’ work highlights various social issues surrounding LGBTQ and African-American communities.

Accessibility: Our store is wheelchair accessible, however--there is a narrow hallway and sharp 90-degree turn on the way to our bathrooms. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. We have LED lighting that can be adjusted with dimmers. Please call the store at 773-769-9299 the day of the event if you need a reserved seat or have additional questions.

Event date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640