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Celebrating the Reissue of the Classic Gay Novel ‘Time Remaining’ by James McCourt (in person & live-streaming)

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us in celebrating the reissue of James McCourt’s 1993 novel of drag, AIDS, New York City and beyond: 1993’s Time Remaining. Critic Harold Bloom listed Time Remaining as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century.

“McCourt is that rarest of contemporary American authors — a true iconoclast.” Dennis Cooper.

To reserve a copy of Time Remaining (Library of Homosexual Congress, April 30, 2024, paperback, $19.95), please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com with “please reserve copy of Time Remaining for May 30” in the subject line.

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!


This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.


Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel:



Suggested donation to benefit the Bureau: $10.

All are welcome to attend, with or without a donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or on Venmo @BGSQD


James McCourt is the author of multiple works of fiction and nonfiction. He is best known for his acclaimed 1971 debut novel Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced Mardu Gorgeous) which is currently available with the New York Review Books Classics imprint. Queer Street: The Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-85, published in 2003, was identified by The New York Times as an “heroically imaginative account of gay metropolitan culture, an elegy and an apologia for a generation.” Critic Harold Bloom listed Time Remaining as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century.

James McCourt lives with his husband, author Vincent Virga, in New York City with summers spent in Ireland. They’ve been together since 1964.


Tim Young has written the new introduction for Time Remaining. He has been thinking and writing about the role of literature and music in the narrative of life for many decades. In addition to a series of essays on popular culture for Design Observer, he has contributed work for The Yale Review.


Registration Required:
Youth Only:
Arts and Culture
May 30
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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