Book launch of Patrick E. Horrigan’s novel PENNSYLVANIA STATION

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Book launch of Patrick E. Horrigan’s novel PENNSYLVANIA STATION
June 7, 2018 7:00 PM
June 7, 2018 9:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to support the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
May 21, 2018
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A party and reading to mark the publication of the novel PENNSYLVANIA STATION (Lethe Press) by Patrick E. Horrigan

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Photograph by Frank Marando

Photograph by Frank Marando


























Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Patrick E. Horrigan is the author of the novel PORTRAITS AT AN EXHIBITION (Lethe Press), about a young man’s search for the meaning of life amid a gallery of old master portraits. PORTRAITS won the Dana Award for fiction as well as the Mary Lynn Kotz Art-in-Literature Award, sponsored by the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He is also the author of WIDESCREEN DREAMS: GROWING UP GAY AT THE MOVIES (University of Wisconsin Press), an analysis of several popular films from the 1960s and 70s. He has written artists’ catalogue essays for Thion’s LIMI-TATE: DRAWINGS OF LIFE AND DREAMS (cueB Gallery, London) and Ernesto Pujol’s LOSS OF FAITH (Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York). His essay “The Inner Life of Ordinary People” appears in Anthony Enns’ and Christopher R. Smit’s SCREENING DISABILITY: ESSAYS ON CINEMA AND DISABILITY (University Press of America). His play MESSAGES FOR GARY, composed entirely of answering machine messages received by the activist and socialist scholar Gary Lucek, was a critically-acclaimed hit of the Third Annual New York International Fringe Festival. With his husband, the actor and writer Eduardo Leanez, he co-wrote the solo show YOU ARE CONFUSED! about the relationship between a gay Venezuelan boy and his charismatic mother. He and Mr. Leanez are the hosts of ACTORS WITH ACCENTS, a recurring variety show on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Winner of Long Island University’s David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, he is Associate Professor of English at LIU Brooklyn. He lives in Manhattan.


Book cover design by Franco La Russa, aka Thion