MAKING LOVE WITH THE LAND virtual event with the Elliott Bay Book Company, Joshua Whitehead, and Tommy Pico

Joshua Whitehead will join the Elliott Bay Book Company virtual discussion of his new book, MAKING LOVE WITH THE LAND, in conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt, on Monday, November 28.
  • MAKING LOVE WITH THE LAND virtual event with the Elliott Bay Book Company, Joshua Whitehead, and Tommy Pico
  • 2022-11-28T20:00:00-06:00
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  • Joshua Whitehead will join the Elliott Bay Book Company virtual discussion of his new book, MAKING LOVE WITH THE LAND, in conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt, on Monday, November 28.
When Nov 28, 2022
from 20:00 PM to 21:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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A moving and deeply personal excavation of Indigenous beauty and passion in a suffering world

Joshua Whitehead will join the Elliott Bay Book Company for a virtual discussion of his new book, Making Love with the Land, in conversation with Tommy Pico, on Monday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. (6:00 PST). Please click here to register in advance and learn more about the event. 

In prose that is evocative and sensual, unabashedly queer and visceral, raw and autobiographical, Joshua Whitehead writes of an Indigenous body in pain, coping with trauma. Intellectually audacious and emotionally compelling, Whitehead shares his devotion to the world in which we live and brilliantly—even joyfully—maps his experience on the land that has shaped stories, histories, and bodies from time immemorial.

"In his latest ‘wonderwork,’ Joshua Whitehead continues his signature and significant mission to undo colonial notions of genre, pushing the boundaries of memoir and cultural commentary into a wholly new, otherworldly terrain. Here, he makes love with body, kin, queerness, and music, demonstrating how making love isn’t just an act of pleasure, but also one of grief, pain, and sometimes even solitude. A voice to listen to, learn from, cherish."—Vivek Shraya, author of People Change and I’m Afraid of Men

"An elegiac and elegant book of revelations, confessions, and reverberations."—Kirkus Reviews

"Whitehead weaves Indigenous Cree language throughout the essays to powerful effect, and though his metaphors can at times be winding, he asks moving questions without resorting to simple answers... Fans of the personal essay will relish Whiteheads evocative, rich prose."—Publishers Weekly