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Join author and 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Willie Carver as he reads from & discusses his book Gay Poems for Red States.

This poignant and powerful poetry collection reveals the personal experiences of a gay man growing up in Appalachia and his pursuit of a life filled with beauty, pride, and acceptance.

Willie has spent his entire life dedicated to student success. He was the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, served as Ambassador to the Kentucky Department of Education, and testified before the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on the need for protections for LGBTQ+ students, teachers, and staff in schools. He is a valuable and visible member of the LGBTQ+ community, and his important and timely new release will be an essential resource for LGBTQ+ youth, teens, and adults across the country.

6 pm reception/6:30pm program
Free and open to the public. Registration required. To view online, register directly via Crowdcast HERE

Books available for sale & signing courtesy of Downbound Books.

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Gay Poems for Red States: Willie Carver
Gay Poems for Red States: Willie Carver


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