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Meet Maura Lee Bee
December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us in celebrating the birth of Maura Lee Bee’s new book, Peter & The Concrete Jungle, a transgender love story written in poems. We’ll have readings from Maura and friends, as well as a discussion on how queer role models can create positive identities. All are welcome. When two people’s lives and experiences intersect, they learn to support and love one another, enabling growth and compassion. This is the journey of Peter, a transgender man built from complex relationships and studies of violence, and how he meets Wendy, a queer woman navigating the nuances of mental illness and inner discoveries. Through their connection, they learn to rise from the ashes and rebuild a future for them, one piece at a time. “Maura Lee Bee’s innovative and tenderly lucid collection of poems, Peter and The Concrete Jungle, trace the coming-to-age narrative between Peter and Wendy, their bonding enriched by energizing allusions to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. The poems illuminate the intimacy—emotional, mental and spiritual—within a myriad of relationships mirrored in the LGBTQ+ community as it expands and redefines loving kindness. Bee has created both a tribute and a hard-won celebration of togetherness and warmth in poems that are clear, specific, and revelatory. She gives her readers a unique form for the unique heart within us all.” – Star Black, October for Idas