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An Evening With David Pratt

On October 12th, 2017 the Northeast Indiana Diversity Library (NIDL) is hosting both a Writing Workshop and an Author Visit with Lambda Literary Awarded author David Pratt that will be free to the public. 

  

The Author Visit, at 7:30 pm, will include a reading by the David Pratt from his new novel “Wallaconia(woll-uh-SO-nee-uh) and copies will be available for purchase and signing. 

This event will be held on the IPFW campus in the Helmke Library’s 1st floor reading areaand close parking is at either parking garages 1 or 2.  Join us for a pleasant evening with books, nibbles and author David Pratt. (The NIDL would like to thank CS3 or Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits for providing the “nibbles”)

 

Book Description:

“My name is James Howard Wallace, and I always wanted to be normal.” Every young man should have a mentor. Jim Wallace is about to prove for good and all how “normal” he is when he finds himself getting close to Pat Baxter, his neighbor next door. Pat befriends Jim, reveals to him his own heartbreaking story, and in the end helps him know who he really is and where he wants to go with his life. Along the way, Jim must decide what to tell his parents and his girlfriend, Liz, and he must confront an old acquaintance who unexpectedly comes back into his life.

Praise for Wallaconia:

"Keenly and precisely, Pratt depicts the voyage of a boy who wins his own sense of manhood. A wonder-fully written, original coming-of-age tale." – Michael Graves, Lambda Literary

“Sharp, focused, super-intense, and special. It’s rare to find a novel with such a beautifully rendered friendship between a young gay man and an older mentor. I’ll remember the relationship between Jim and Pat for a long, long time.” —Bill Konigsberg, author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth

Author Bio:

David Pratt won a 2011 Lambda Literary Award for his novel Bob the Book. He published a collection of stories, My Movie, in 2012, and another novel, Looking After Joey, in 2014. Praise for David Pratt’s Work:

For Bob the Book: “A rare and extraordinary accomplishment.”—Lambda Literary

For My Movie: “Character-driven narratives that cannily encapsulate small personal revelations and lead to gratifying endings.”—Lambda Literary; “An important voice in LGBT literature.”—Examiner.com

For Looking After Joey: “The laughs never stop coming; neither do the deep truths this tender book reveals on every page.”—Joel Derfner, author of Swish

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A Workshop with Author David Pratt

On October 12th, 2017 the Northeast Indiana Diversity Library (NIDL) is hosting both a Writing Workshop and an Author Visit with Lambda Literary Awarded author David Pratt that will be free to the public. 

 

The writing workshop, at 1:30 pm, will be limited so to register call 481-0783 or email the NIDL at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a seat. 

This workshop will be held on the IPFW campus in the Helmke Library’s 1st floor conference room and close parking is at either parking garages 1 or 2.  Participants will do free or structured writing based around some very open and flexible prompts. 

David Pratt

We will also discuss where writing ideas can come from and how they can be shaped and reshaped. Finally, we will brainstorm about creative, outside-of-the-box ways to get your work to an audience.  Bring your favorite writing materials or devices to be comfortable.

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Add LGBTQ Books To Your Summer Reading!

June in not only LGBTQ PRIDE Month but also the start of Summer Reading seasons everywhere.  Many local libraries have Summer Reading Programs to earn prizes and books so why not add a good LGBTQ book to your reading this Summer?  

 

      

GLBT Book Awards and Bibliographies from ALA

The American Library Association supports GLBT literature through the Stonewall Book Awards, as well as two bibliographies including Rainbow Books and Over the Rainbow Books. These awards and lists serve to recognize the very best in contemporary literature and serve as invaluable tools for building quality GLBT collections.

 

Ingram book Publisher provides this list:

 

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