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Jack Parlett on Fire Island: A Century in the Life of an American Paradise: Nonfiction
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
In Fire Island: A Century in the Life of an American Paradise, poet and scholar Jack Parlett tells the story of this iconic destination – its history, meaning, and cultural significance – through the lens of the artists and creators who sought refuge there. Figures as divergent as Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, Patricia Highsmith, and Jeremy O. Harris relay a tale of a queer space in constant evolution. Joining to moderate is Julio Capó Jr., deputy director of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University and the award-winning author of Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940.