E. Patrick Johnson with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Community & Scholars Speaker Series
“At times devastating and always gripping, HONEYPOT is an innovative and educational glimpse into the lives of black Southern LGBTQ+ women.” —Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes E. Patrick Johnson for a reading and signing of his new book, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women. Johnson will be joined in conversation by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, who wrote the introduction. Honeypot opens with the fictional trickster character Miss B. barging into the home of Dr. EPJ, informing him that he has been chosen to collect and share the stories of her people. With little explanation, she whisks the reluctant Dr. EPJ away to the women-only world of Hymen, where she serves as his tour guide as he bears witness to the real-life stories of queer Black women throughout the American South.
E. Patrick Johnson is Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University and the author and editor of several books, most recently “No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Theory,” also published by Duke University Press.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is Visiting Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota and author of M Archive and Spill, both published by Duke University Press.
Free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics as part of The Regulator’s Community & Scholars series.