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Zoom Sessions at Montgomery College

Updated: Oct 19

Authors Esther Schwartz-McKinzie and Kim Roberts featured at Montgomery College via Zoom; registration is required.



Gival Press Author Esther Schwartz-McKinzie will be talking about her recent book on Tuesday, October 25

Advance the Dialogue: LGBTQ+ People and Families 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Host: Esther Schwartz-McKinzie, English and Reading, TPSS | esther.schwartz-mckinzie@montgomerycollege.edu

Co-Host: Rita Kranidis


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Join author, and MC professor Esther Schwartz-McKinzie for a peek into her soon-to-be published book, Speaking Out: Families of LGBTQ+ Advance the Dialogue (2022, Gival Press.) This book, inspired by Esther’ daughter, pushes back against current hateful anti-LGBTQ+ politics and trends, and includes 19 interviews with LGBTQ+ people and families. We hope it will serve as a prompt for discussion about diversity and inclusion. Kim Capps will perform a song titled, "Don't Bury Them." This discussion will not be recorded.


Speaking Out: Families of LGBTQ+ Advance the Dialogue

Sponsors: The Paul Peck Humanities Institute and English and Reading Department, TPSS



In addition, local Poet Kim Roberts will be speaking about her work as part of the Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Robert L. Giron Global Humanities Institute Lecture Series Presents: Kim Roberts – Love, Death and Poetry 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Host: Cinder Cooper Barnes, Professor and Director of GHI | cinder.cooper@montgomerycollege.edu

Presenter: Kim Roberts


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Kim Roberts will be reading selected poems, talking about why we turn to poems at times of deep emotion, and discussing poets who have influenced her from DC’s rich literary history. She is an award-winning poet and literary historian residing in Washington, DC. Author of six books of poems, editor of two anthologies, and co-editor of the web exhibit DC Writers’ Homes.

Kim Roberts - An award-winning poet and literary historian

Sponsor: Global Humanities Institute

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