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In Conversation with Dean Atta - Monday 15th July 7:00pm

In Conversation with Dean Atta - Monday 15th July 7:00pm

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Dean Atta is an award-winning author and performance poet. He has written two YA novel-in-verses which includes The Black Flamingo - a top-selling debut of 2020, which was awarded the prestigious Stonewall Book Award and the Carnegie Shadowers' Choice Award 2020. We're so excited to be in conversation with Dean Atta about his nonfiction debut, Person Unlimited: An Ode to My Black, Queer Body. It's an intimate meditation on bodies, age and self-acceptance.


You’ve fought and you’ve run away.

You’ve danced with other Black, queer bodies until sunrise.

Sometimes you wanted to be caught and sometimes you wanted to be held.

With all that you’ve endured, you are nothing less than miraculous.

From choirboy to drag act, grandson to mentor, poet to lover, Dean Atta has played many roles in his life. In this formally inventive, candid and courageous book, he explores what he has carried in his body: wins and losses, shame and pride, pain and joy. Dean also investigates how radical self-acceptance and a willingness to abide with discomfort open up the possibility of a life lived beyond definition: a person unlimited.


The event will take place on Monday 15th July 2024 at The Queerish Bookshop, 39a Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JJ. Doors open 6:45pm, with the event starting at 7:00pm and ending at 8:30pm.

Please note if there is more demand for the event the venue may change to accommodate this. Tickets for our events are non-refundable - if you order the hardback this will be available to collect on the evening of the event.

We can't wait to see you there!

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