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Center Stage (Columbus Park)

Columbus Park Brooklyn NY United States



Upending Orthodoxy

The world turned upside-down: mad futures, delusional presents, and mysterious pasts intersect in these imaginative and unsettling books that play with time, space, and history as we know it. In Zain Khalid’s Brother Alive, a boy’s hallucinatory alter-ego steals his memories and unsettles his view of the world. In Vanessa Hua’s Forbidden City, a teenage girl living in 1960s China becomes Mao Zedong’s protégeé and lover. And in Davey Davis’s X, nonlinear storylines weave through the queer noir underground of a near-future Brooklyn suffocating in the grips of fascist repression. Moderated by writer, editor, and teacher Jenzo DuQue.

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