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All She Wrote x Author Chloe O. Davis

Join All She Wrote Books for a conversation with Chloe O. Davis, author of The Queens' English!

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All She Wrote x Author Chloe O. Davis
All She Wrote x Author Chloe O. Davis

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Jun 24, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Virtual Event

About the Event

Join All She Wrote Books for a virtual event celebrating the young reader's edition of The Queens' English with author Chloe O. Davis and owner of All She Wrote Books, Christina Pascucci-Ciampa!

This event is free to access. More information and to register for this virtual event, the link can be found here.

Thank you to our partner at The History Project for helping make this event possible.

"Inclusivity" isn't just a buzzword to us. We make every effort to ensure our space and events are accessible to and for everyone. If you or someone in your party needs accommodations, please email us at info@allshewrotebooks.com.

About The Queens' English: Young Reader's Edition:

This young readers adaptation of The Queens’ English is a nonfiction illustrated reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community’s contributions to the English language. This playful, richly illustrated visual dictionary is the perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered about the origin of phrases like “boi,” “drag,” or “demisexual,” the history of the word “queer,” and the wonderfully diverse, wide-ranging histories that have contributed to LGBTQIA+ culture and vocabulary. Drawing from traditions as divergent as the ancient poet Sappho to the underground ball scene of the 1980s, from the Stonewall Riots to RuPaul’s Drag Race, this glossary is a colorful compendium—and a celebration of every king, queen, butch, femme, trans, folx, and enby who has shaped the history, identity, and limitless imagination of queerness.

About the Author

Chloe O. Davis is a performer, choreographer, and author who works in the entertainment industry in New York City. Davis’s work as a creative artist has allowed her to travel to all fifty states and internationally. She has performed at premier theaters, including Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, and the Kennedy Center, and has appeared in film/TV features, like Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix, Harlem on Amazon, and Tell Me A Story on Paramount+. She also has choreographed for theatre and has won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography.

Davis’s debut book, The Queens’ English, The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary for Lingo and Colloquial Phrases celebrates the etymological diversity of over eight hundred terms to describe the collective gay and queer experience. She believes this dictionary is a starting point for the important conversations around inclusivity, sexuality, gender expression, and gender identity. The Queens’ English reached international audiences and was released in the UK. Davis is excited to announce that her new edition, The Queens’ English, The Young Readers’ LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases is now released with Simon & Schuster publishing.

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