Queer Rock Love- Book Launch with Paige Schilt: Sept 13

Come help us launch a brand new book- QUEER ROCK LOVE: A Family Memoir from local author Paige Schilt and Transgress Press... a memoir about family life beyond pink and blue in a red state.

Queer Rock Love is a deeply funny book that shatters the notion that queer life belongs in cities, that family is always heteronormative, that gender can ever be neatly settled, and that a good romance ends on your wedding day. Paige Schilt’s memoir deftly unpacks these and other myths of queer life to show the possibilities of self- and family-making given the limits of a world that is only allegedly “getting better.” In vivid, heartfelt, and accessible writing Schilt shows how the messiness of life interrupts the most well-argued academic concepts of gender identity, sexuality, class, disability, rural versus urban political geographies, and even our sense of time. Schilt’s book will fit well in introductory courses in Gender and Women’s Studies, Sexuality Studies, Disability Studies, and LGBT Studies. The book will also add a new perspective to Literature courses in memoir and autobiography as well as Psychology and Sociology courses that seek intersectional voices to add depth to our stories of what it means to be human with each other.


"A queer femme's guide to raising Cain and family in Texas. Balm for the tender heart." Lynn Breedlove

"By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this book will resonate with anyone who's ever been a nut in one of the nutty clusters we call families." Sarah Bird

Event date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751