An Evening with Armistead Maupin at RNCM

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Author Armistead Maupin. Credit Christopher Turner.
Author Armistead Maupin. Credit Christopher Turner.

An Evening with Armistead Maupin at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester 25 October 2017 Tickets from £10.00 — Book now

Limited tickets have become available for one of Manchester Literature Festival’s Bookend events – an evening with Armistead Maupin. Catch him while he’s back in town – he was here a few years ago to launch one of his more contemporary continuations of the bestselling Tales Of The City series, which started life as a newspaper column; the first published as a novel back in 1978. Michael “Mouse” Tolliver, Mrs Madrigal, Mai Tais…

This special event with the beloved and critically acclaimed American author, for sure a charming and engaging raconteur, will see him talking about his long-awaited memoir, Logical Family. Let Mary Ann to one side. This new book, we’re told, chronicles Maupin’s own odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer.

From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Logical Family tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped Maupin into one of the most influential writers of the last century. It recalls his own life-changing experiences with humour and unflinching honesty, providing an illuminating portrait of the man who depicted the liberation and evolution of America’s queer community over the last four decades. OMG, we’re excited!

An Evening with Armistead Maupin at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester 25 October 2017 Tickets from £10.00 Book now

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