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Famous Queer Authors: Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central
Sat, June 8, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at
Parkway Central Library
Famous Queer Authors
On Saturday, June 8th, the Rare Book Department proudly honors Philly Pride Month with a Hands-on History program, which will focus on works of famous gay authors from its collections. Participants will interact with an assortment of printed and and rare handwritten materials. Among the rare works to be shown are two which once belonged to Oscar Wilde: his autographed manuscript of The Ballad of Reading Gaol; Canto III, which was written and signed by him, and a fragment of his unpublished typescript of "De Profundis" which was used in Douglas v. Ransome libel suit.
Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library's Special Collections. Curiosity seekers age 13 and up are welcome! Registration is free, but required.
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