Queer Book Club: Symptoms of Being Human

date Thursday, 9 February 2017 time 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

👤 Shira Pilarski 🏢 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library


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Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that has been meeting monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres. This month, we’ll be reading Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin:

Some days Riley Cavanaugh identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn’t exactly out yet: Between starting at a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection, the pressure is building.

On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to tell the truth of what it’s really like to be a genderfluid teenager. But when the blog goes viral, Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created — a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in — or stand up, come out, and risk everything.

This class is presented in partnership with DC Public Library.


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NW
Washington, DC
Neighborhood: Chinatown

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