Join Charis in celebrating the Decatur Book Festival's honoring of Samantha Allen, author of Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States, with the Judy Turner Prize. The Judy Turner Prize is awarded annually to a book appearing at the Decatur Book Festival that best embodies the community spirit of its namesake, founding DBF board member, Judy Turner.
Charis is especially excited to honor this year's winner, Samantha Allen, for her excellence in representing the LGBTQ South. Charis will host a reading and reception which will also highlight the books and authors featured on the Decatur Book Festival LGBTQ track. Join us and plan your weekend to be sure to hear all of the amazing LGBTQ authors at the festival. This event is free and open to the public.
A transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving"(New York Times Book Review) narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.