The McCune Collection presents a special program of holiday poetry and prose, featuring spoken words by local literary luminaries Karen Sims; Vallejo’s Poet Laureate D.L. Lang; Nancy Grace Wirt, Noah Dove, Becky Bishop White and her husband James White reading from a prequel to his recent novel.
A special opportunity to explore the unique and rare holdings of this extraordinary collection. Tours of the vault, with McCune members acting as guides and sharing their expertise; also, Alyson Runke will speak about her recently completed project of digitalizing the McCune catalog. Light refreshments and congenial chat with fellow bibliophiles and literary enthusiasts!
Wayne Goodman discusses the process of rediscovering and retelling historically-significant, nearly-lost works of Gay fiction, from the first English-language Gay novel (1823) to the first Russian-language Gay novel (1906).