Queer Stories for Boys
True Stories From the Gay Men's Storytelling WorkshopBook - 2004
What does "queer" really mean? Gay? Peculiar? Outside the mainstream? Odd? Oversexed? Naughty? Rebel? Punk? Queer Stories for Boys is queer in every sense of the word. Based at Greenwich Village's Gay and Lesbian Center, Queer Stories for Boys is a longtime storytelling workshop for gay men, dedicated to fostering the growth of gay writers and performers. Editor Doug McKeown has collected here twenty-five of the most engaging, touching, scandalous, and more often than not, hilarious stories from this group of emerging talents. A motley collection of M.B.A.s and M.F.A.s, truck drivers, actors, and dancers, New York natives and out-of-towners, Queer Stories has created an open forum where artists cultivate and refine their work and help each other generate ideas. For the past twelve years, Queer Stories has been organizing public evenings featuring some of the group's most talented storytellers telling their own true stories-- imagine a succession of gay Spalding Grays. This anthology re-creates just such an evening, between two covers. And all the stories are true--at least as true as they are queer.
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, c2004
Characteristics: xii, 306 p. ; 21 cm