Come Out, Come Out, Fans of LGBTQ+ YA Lit!
We're hosting three authors with brand new Queer YA titles:
- Erik J. Brown, author of "All That's Left in the World"
- Charles Bush, author of " Every Variable of Us"
- Brian Zepka, author of "The Temperature of Me and You"
All three will be reading from their new books and then talking about the world of Queer YA and sharing thoughts on the current wave of censorship.
This event is live in store. Registration is requested via Eventbrite to help with planning - walks ins are also welcome. Under current COVID guidelines, guests are required to wear masks during events.
Erik J. Brown (he/him) is a writer based in Philadelphia, PA. His debut Young Adult novel, ALL THAT’S LEFT IN THE WORLD—a queer, postapocalyptic romance—received a starred review from Kirkus, was a Goodreads Most-Anticipated YA Release for March 2022, and has been featured in Buzzfeed, The Nerd Daily, The Guardian, and Bookriot. In 2021 he was selected as a Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow.
Charles A. Bush was raised in Philadelphia, and attended Cabrini University before honing his craft at the University of Oxford. In addition to writing young adult novels, he played professional basketball overseas, spends far too much time obsessing over all things Marvel, has long run out of places to store his mountains of books, and dreams of someday debating literature with Rory Gilmore.
Brian Zepka is an author and public health advocate born and raised outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He works as a program evaluator for a nonprofit organization focused on chronic disease prevention, while also pursuing his doctorate in environmental health at Johns Hopkins University. In his free time, Brian competes for the attention of his nephews and wins more times than not.