Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Christopher Bram & Armistead Maupin at Books Inc.

Books Inc., 02.21.2012 Christopher Bram & Armistead Maupin at Books Inc., Opera Plaza.Tuesday night there was an audience of about 70 at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza to hear Christopher Bram & Armistread Maupin discuss Eminent Outlaws, Mr. Bram's history of post-war American gay writers. Mr. Bram writes about Mr. Maupin in his book, & the 2 have corresponded for years, but this was the 1st time they had ever met in person. Mr. Bram read an excerpt from his book about Mr. Maupin & Tales of the City. The audience gasped when they heard that Mr. Maupin once worked for Jesse Helms. Mr. Maupin then prompted the author to talk about other writers covered in Eminent Outlaws & threw in his own anecdotes along the way. I have not read the book, which Mr. Bram describes as a "family history." It does seem to be somewhat gossipy, as were both authors in conversation, especially concerning Gore Vidal. The well-informed audience made the event feel like a friendly literary salon.

§ Join Christopher Bram as he shares Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America in conversation With Armistead Maupin
02/21/2012 7:00 pm
Books Inc., Opera Plaza


sfmike said...

I don't mean to be unduly demanding, but can we have some of the gossip, please?

Axel Feldheim said...

But that would be so ... indiscreet.