Saturday, June 18th 2022
Join us for a Reading and Q&A with Robin Gow, author of A MILLION QUIET REVOLUTIONS, one of our favorite books of the year! A lyrical, aching modern love story, told in verse, Gow’s novel is about two teenage trans boys who name themselves after two Revolutionary War soldiers.
Come at 5:30 for a reading, Q&A, and book signing! It’s gonna be awesome.
About A MILLION QUIET REVOLUTIONS:
For as long as they can remember, Aaron and Oliver have only ever had each other. In a small town with few queer teenagers, let alone young trans men, they’ve shared milestones like coming out as trans, buying the right binders—and falling for each other.robingow.comBut just as their relationship has started to blossom, Aaron moves away. Feeling adrift, separated from the one person who understands them, they seek solace in digging deep into the annals of America’s past. When they discover the story of two Revolutionary War soldiers who they believe to have been trans men in love, they’re inspired to pay tribute to these soldiers by adopting their names—Aaron and Oliver. As they learn, they delve further into unwritten queer stories, and they discover the transformative power of reclaiming one’s place in history. Robin Gow is a trans and queer poet, editor, and educator from rural Pennsylvania. They are the Cultural & Community-Building Programs Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Gow also founded the New York City trans and queer reading series Gender Reveal Party. They live in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with their partner, best friend, and pugs, Gertrude and Eddie.