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QUEER HORROR with Bruce Owens Grimm and Adam M. Rhodes

November 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Queer Horror

This event celebrates the one year anniversary of the Los Angeles Times bestseller It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror. Closet contributor Bruce Owens Grimm will be in conversation with writer, activist, and queer horror nerd, Adam Rhodes, about Grimm’s queer reading of Hereditary and why queer audiences love horror movies.

Contributors

Adam M. Rhodes is a nonbinary first-generation Cuban American journalist whose work primarily focuses on queer people and the criminal justice system. Their recent work has examined HIV treatment access in Puerto Rico, HIV criminalization laws and a homophobic capital murder trial in Illinois, as well as housing of transgender prisoners in New Jersey. Rhodes was most recently a staff writer and social justice reporter at the Chicago Reader, and they have been published in outlets including The Appeal, BuzzFeed News and The Washington Post.

Bruce Owens Grimm’s work appears in, among others, The Rumpus, Zócalo Public Square, and in the Los Angeles Times bestseller, It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror. They coined the term “haunted memoir.” They are one of the co-editors of Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives. They are a PEN/America grant recipient, a Pushcart nominee for their essay, “Inventory of a Haunted House, No.4,” and are at work on a nonfiction book about ghosts, queer horror movies, and all the ways they’ve lived on the borderline.

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