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Jarboe, Purnell, and Pratt Read New Work

October 1 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Readings of new work by Julian K. Jarboe (Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel), Brontez Purnell (100 Boyfriends) and David Pratt (Two Plays: The Snow Queen, November Door).

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This event is free, but donations to support the Bureau’s work are very much appreciated. You can make a donation when you register on Eventbrite. Thank you for your support!


Both Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel (Lethe Press, 2020, paperback, $15) and Two Plays: The Snow Queen, November Door (Hosta Press, 2020, paperback, $15) are available for purchase from the Bureau. Click on either title to purchase. (And if you’d like David to sign the book, please let us know in the order comments section when you check out. Just be sure to include the name you’d like him to use for the inscription.)

100 Boyfriends (MCD x FSG, paperback, $15) will be released February 2, 2021. To pre-order the book from the Bureau click here.


Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!


Julian K. Jarboe is the author of the collection Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel. More of their work can be found at and on Twitter @JulianKJarboe. They live in Salem, Massachusetts.

David Pratt is the author of four novels (including a Lammy Award winner), a book of short stories, and several theater pieces. He has performed at Dixon Place, HERE and other venues in NYC, and at The Forge in Detroit. He is currently collaborating with Michigan artist Niki Williams on a series of 16 zines collectively titled The Book of Humiliation.

Brontez Purnell is a writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist. He is the author of a graphic novel, a novella, a children’s book, and the novel Since I Laid My Burden Down. The recipient of a 2018 Whiting Writers’ Award for Fiction, he was named one of the thirty-two Black Male Writers of Our Time by T: The New York Times Style Magazine in 2018. Purnell is also the frontman for the band the Younger Lovers, a cofounder of the experimental dance group the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, the creator of the renowned cult zine Fag School, and the director of several short films, music videos, and the documentary Unstoppable Feat: The Dances of Ed Mock. Born in Triana, Alabama, he’s lived in Oakland, California, for more than a decade.


October 1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Bureau of General Services—Queer Division


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