Classics Club Event: LGBT Literature in October

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the tenth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works representing the LGBT community throughout history, including (but not limited to!) works by such writers as Truman Capote, Colette, Emily Dickinson, E. M. Forster, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Alice Walker, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and Walt Whitman.

You can see a really great list of suggestions for authors to explore here, as well as suggestions for an exploration of gay literature here, and lesbian literature here. We’re excited to see club members explore this topic and share thoughts on the movement as well as suggestions for future reads.

The LGBT reading Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

SHARE links and thoughts about this month’s topic BELOW!


2 thoughts on “Classics Club Event: LGBT Literature in October

  1. I love this topic! Wish I’d known about it sooner though, but I’ll try to fit in some reading (I read a lot of LGBT fiction anyway).

    I’d also add Christopher Isherwood’s work to the list 🙂 As for specific books: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, Forbidden Colors and Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima, and The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall.


  2. I was already planning on reading Capote and Woolf this month, so this is great timing!
    I’m going to be reading “A Room of One’s Own” by Woolf and “Other Voices, Other Rooms” by Capote, who I’ve been craving for weeks!

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