Kelley Coures Spotlight Presentation At Willard Library Today


Local Author Spotlight: Kelley Coures Presents Book Today At Willard Library

JUNE 22, 20 24

Join us for an enlightening Local Author Spotlight presentation featuring Kelley Coures and his captivating book, Out in Evansville. Learn about the rich history of Evansville’s LGBTQ+ community as Coures shares poignant stories of identity and resilience.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Browning Gallery

Event Highlights:

  • Author Presentation: Kelley Coures will discuss his book and the compelling history it unveils.
  • Q&A Session: Engage with the author and ask your burning questions.
  • Book Signing: Get your copy of Out in Evansville signed by Kelley Coures.

About the Book:

Out in Evansville reveals the turbulent journey of the LGBTQ+ community in Evansville. From facing arrests and ostracization to celebrating public festivals and drag shows, this community has shown remarkable resilience. In the early days, local newspapers bullied LGBTQ+ individuals, even encouraging them to commit suicide. The 1950s and 1960s saw a series of murders that went unpunished, and the 1980s AIDS epidemic further marginalized the community. Yet today, the LGBTQ+ population of Evansville proudly marches in the annual Pride parade, reflecting over a century of uneven progress. Kelley Coures tells this often tragic, yet at times hopeful, story with depth and sensitivity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about an important chapter in our local history and to support a talented local author!

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