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Meet the Author of the #1 Most Banned Book in America, Maia Kobabe

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm MDT

Maia Kobabe (author of Gender Queer) and Gabrielle Calvocoressi (poet and author of Rocket Fantastic) will be in conversation about queer works, book bans, & art at the University of Colorado Boulder on April 18th.

CU Boulder’s Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) invites Maia Kobabe and Gabrielle Calvocoressi to be in conversation about attacks against queer and non-binary people and works, as well as amplifying the art of our speakers. Kobabe and Calvocoressi will discuss the words “liberty”, “freedom”, and “democracy” and what they mean for them as non-binary artists, and how the audience can be advocates for liberty, freedom, and democracy.

Maia Kobabe’s award-winning memoir Gender Queer is currently the most challenged book in the United States (American Library Association, 2023). Kobabe expressed eir journey with this stigma in “I Made the Most Banned Book in America” and continues to fight to protect diverse literature and the freedom to access information as a full-time artist and activist.

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is an award-winning poet and essayist, who explores the variety of use of pronouns, or even no pronouns in their collections. The poems in Rocket Fantastic explore the use of a symbol instead of pronouns, in which Calvocoressi elaborated on this use in an interview with Green Linden Press.

The first 30 people to register for this event (as well as attend) will be eligible for a free copy of Kobabe’s Gender Queer: A Memoir. This event will be held Thursday, April 18, 2024 at the University of Colorado Boulder from 4pm – 5:30pm. This event has a limited capacity, registration is required. If you have questions about this event, contact the CHA at [email protected].

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