Author Talk: Alex Myers
Author Alex Myers will talk about the basics of gender identity using his novel Continental Divide and his own life experiences as a guide for understanding. What is gender? Why does it matter? The talk will consider historical and cultural contexts for understanding gender and look at Continental Divide, which tells the story of a teenage trans boy in 1992 who heads from Boston out west in search of the masculine ideal.
Alex Myers is a teacher, speaker, writer, and advocate for transgender rights. Since coming out as transgender in 1995, he has worked with schools across the country, helping them create gender-inclusive policies, practices, and facilities. Alex is also an author; his essays have appeared in the Guardian, Slate, Newsweek, Salon, and a variety of other journals. He has two novels, Revolutionary, (Simon & Schuster 2014), and Continental Divide, (Univ. of New Orleans 2019), as well as The Story of Silence forthcoming from HarperCollins UK.Add to Google Calendar
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