Center Reads: "How You Get Famous: Ten Years of Drag Madness in Brooklyn" with Nicole Pasulka
Drag has come a long way in our community and continues to provide a space for people to express themselves. Join us for a conversation on the impact of drag on our queer/mainstream culture with author and journalist Nicole Pasulka as we discuss her newly published book “How You Get Famous: Ten Years of Drag Madness in Brooklyn” (Simon & Schuster, 2022).
ABOUT THE BOOK
In “How You Get Famous,” journalist Nicole Pasulka joyfully documents the rebirth of the New York drag scene, following a group of iconoclastic performers with undeniable charisma, talent, and a hell of a lot to prove. The result is a sweeping portrait of the 21st-century search for celebrity and community, as well as a chronicle of all the struggles, fights, and disappointments along the way. A rollicking account of the quest to make a living through an art form on the cusp of becoming a cultural phenomenon, “How You Get Famous” offers an unmissable romp through the gritty and glamorous world of Brooklyn drag.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nicole Pasulka writes about gender, activism, and criminal justice for publications such as New York, Harper’s, Mother Jones, VICE, and The Believer. The recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships, her writing has been anthologized in the Best American series and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. “How You Get Famous” is her first book.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET
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