Jack Lowery with Kristen Martin: IT WAS VULGAR & IT WAS BEAUTIFUL

Saturday, July 9th 2022

6:00 PM


Saturday, July 9th at 6pm. 345 S. 12 St, Phila, PA

Join us at PAT @ Giovanni’s Room for a special event with Jack Lowery and Kristen Martin celebrating the book IT WAS VULGAR AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

Lowery will talk about his new book which tells the powerful story of art Gran Fury — who fought back during the AIDS crisis through organizing, direct action, and community-made propaganda — and offers lessons in love and grief to today’s marginalized communities.


About the author:

Jack Lowery is the author of It Was Vulgar and It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic (Bold Type Books), which tells the story of Gran Fury—the collective of artists and activists associated with ACT UP. His writing has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and The Awl. He has taught in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University, where he also received his MFA in Nonfiction Writing. As an editor, he has published the poetry of David Wojnarowicz. He lives in Brooklyn.


Location Details

Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room

Location Address

345 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107