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Pass with Care: Memoirs with Cooper Lee Bombardier
May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$5
Join Charis Books and Charis Circle for a celebration of Cooper Lee Bombardier’s Pass with Care, a testament to trans resilience, queer joy, and the power of finding freedom and adventure within a community of your own creation. Transgender writer, artist, and activist Cooper Lee Bombardier shifts effortlessly between lyrical essays, poetry, and narrative nonfiction as his own landscape changes over the course of two decades. From working-class New England to the queer punk scene of early ’90s-San Francisco to New Mexico’s deserts, Bombardier documents his experiences with compassion and reverence, offering us an expansive view of gender and sexuality, masculinity and tenderness, and the difference between surviving and thriving.
Cooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and visual artist from the South Shore of Boston. He has been a construction worker, a cook, a carpenter, a union stagehand, a bouncer, a welder, a shop steward, a dishwasher, a truck driver, and a housepainter, among other things, for a paycheck. His writing has appeared in many publications and anthologies and The Huffington Post named him one of “10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art.” Pass with Care is his first book.
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