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MELISSA FEBOS talks about GIRLHOOD her collection of essays with Golnoosh Nour

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Golnoosh Nour interviews Melissa Febos about her collection of essays: GIRLHOOD (Bloomsbury, 2021)

 

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, WHIP SMART (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, ABANDON ME (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was widely named a Best Book of 2017. Her second essay collection, GIRLHOOD, a national bestseller, was published by Bloomsbury on March 30. A craft book, BODYWORK, will be published by Catapult on March 15, 2022.

Melissa Febos is just one of the many authors from around the world participating in Miami Book Fair 2021, the nation’s largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages. They are all so looking forward to sharing their work, thoughts, and new ideas with everyone, in person and on line. Please visit www.miamibookfair.com for more information, for follow MBF at @miamibookfair #miamibookfair2021

 

Her interviewer Golnoosh Nour is the author of The Ministry of Guidance and other stories – shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. Her poetry collection ROCKSONG was recently published by Verve Poetry Press. Her work has also appeared in Granta, Spontaneous Poetics, and Columbia Journal amongst others. Golnoosh teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Reading and the University of Westminster. She has co-edited Magma 80 and an anthology of contemporary queer writing forthcoming from Muswell Press. 

 



Paul Harvard talks about his powerful new queer drama GHBoy on the eve of its London Premiere

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On the eve of the premiere of Brit queer writer Paul Harvard’s debut play GHBoy opening in London’s Charing Cross Theatre, he talked with QUEERGURU . The play explores gay culture, promiscuity, and the misconceptions that go along with this, and is inspired in part by the murders committed by Stephen Port, as well as Paul’s personal experiences of parties in his youth.

Directed by Jon Pashley, starring  Jimmy Essex  Marc Bosch Aryana Ramkhalawon – Jasminder, Buffy Davis,Sylvester Akinrolabu,  and produced by James Quaife

 

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Baby Lies Truthfully : the work of David Robilliard

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David Robilliard was a queer British poet and artist, and also sometime model for his artist friends the legendary Gilbert and George.  He was also on of the very many talents that was lost to the AIDS pandemic in the 1980’s. However thanks to film/TV maker, Joe Ingham, Robilliard and his work are not forgotten.  … Continue reading



Brit queer writer James McDermott on his new play Time & Tide

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Brit queer playwright James McDermott choses to remain in Norfolk some 130 miles from the bright lights of London which so inspires his work such as his new olay TIME AND TIDE which is about to have its world premiere at Park Theatre London.

He talked with QUEERGURU about this, and how life is being gay by the British Seaside

https://www.facebook.com/james.mcdermott.9081

https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/time-and-tide



MARDIK : FROM BAGHDAD TO HOLLYWOOD

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Mardik Martin, an Armenian living in Iraq with his wealthy parents, was shipped over to NY in the 1950’s to avoid being conscripted in the Army.  Ostensibly he was to go to University here to learn business studies but soon after his arrival there was a Revolution back home and his father was no longer able to send your … Continue reading



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