Virtual Author Visits with Lexie Bean

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Please join us for two author talks with Lexie Bean, whose book The Ship We Built was named one of the Michigan Notable Books for 2021.

The February 16 event at 5pm will be an after school program for 9-12 year olds. Lexie will have a conversation with Youth Librarian, Holly Nemiroff, and read from their book. Please register here:

The Feb 18 webinar at 6:30pm will be open to all ages. Lexie and Amy Howard, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Michigan Tech, will delve deeper into the inspirations for the book. Please register here:

Lexie Bean is a queer and trans multimedia artist from Michigan and member of the RAINN National Leadership Council. Their work in film, literature, and curation revolves around themes of bodies, homes, cyclical violence, and LGBTQIA+ identity. The Ship We Built is their debut novel supported with residencies at the Sundress Academy, Paragraph New York, and the Santa Cruz Bookshop – as well as conversations and research alongside Michigan Tech’s archives, U.P. Kids, and local queer community. Like the protagonist, Lexie has a deep resonance with water, letter writing, and is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. This program is co-hosted by Portage Lake District Library and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, with support from the Rozsa Center. 

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