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LGBTQ Caribbean Pride: Nicole Dennis-Benn on Patsy with Roxane Gay

June 1, 2020 via Crowdcast

The paperback launch celebration of Nicole Dennis-Benn’s character-driven novel Patsy, which explores gender, sexuality, Jamaican life, and diaspora. In pursuit of a life that has more opportunities than she left behind, Patsy moves from Jamaica to New York City, leaving behind her daughter, Tru. Although hundreds of miles and years separate them, they both grapple with queerness, forgiveness, and abandonment. Critically acclaimed author Roxane Gay interviewed Nicole Dennis-Benn. Presented in collaboration with the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival.

Patsy upends the stereotypes of immigrant and gay fiction…[it] continually and subtly defies predictability as it tells a vital and remarkable life story…” —New York Times

To attend this in-person reading group, please email your proof of vaccination to health@centerforfiction.org prior to visiting the Center. Mask wearing will be required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

• an image of your CDC vaccination card
• a screenshot or scanned printout of your Excelsior pass
• a record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who gave you your vaccine

In compliance with developing guidelines issued by federal, state, and our local government, we ask that all visitors to The Center for Fiction’s member spaces provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19. If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please also contact us at health@centerforfiction.org for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.

*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

• CDC vaccination card (or an image of it)
• Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus (or a printout of it)
• A record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who administered your vaccine

Anyone 5 and older is required to show proof of two vaccine doses or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone 18 and older must also present a government issued photo ID.

If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please contact us at health@centerforfiction.org for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.

To attend this reading group in person, please email your proof of vaccination to health@centerforfiction.org prior to visiting the Center. Mask wearing will be required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

• an image of your CDC vaccination card
• a screenshot or scanned printout of your Excelsior pass
• a record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who gave you your vaccine

In compliance with developing guidelines issued by federal, state, and our local government, we ask that all visitors to The Center for Fiction’s member spaces provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19. If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please also contact us at health@centerforfiction.org for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.