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      SKYLIGHT BOOKS presents SAEED JONES at the BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE with ROXANE GAY in Los Angeles


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      October 29, 2019

      Tuesday   7:30 PM

      1818 N Vermont Avenue
      Los Angeles, California 90027

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      SKYLIGHT BOOKS presents SAEED JONES at the BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE with ROXANE GAY

      How We Fight For Our Lives (Simon & Schuster)

      PLEASE NOTE: This event will be at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tickets are available here

      From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

      “People don’t just happen,” writes Saeed Jones. “We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The ‘I’ it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, ‘I am no longer yours.’ ”

      Haunted and haunting, Jones’s memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence—into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another—and to one another—as we fight to become ourselves.

      Blending poetry and prose, Jones has developed a style that is equal parts sensual, beautiful, and powerful—a voice that’s by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. How We Fight for Our Lives is a one of a kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time.

      ***Tickets for General Admission are $30 and include a copy of HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES. If you are a Skylight FWB member, you may purchase a FWB Member Ticket for $27, which also includes a copy of the book. To access the FWB membership code, use the first half of your email address (before the @).  

       

       

       

       

       


      Categories: Literary & Books

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