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“Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy” to be presented on campus

PULLMAN — Chad Goller-Sojourner, a Seattle-based poet and performer, will present “Sitting in Circles with Rich Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy,” at WSU on Oct. 7 and 8.

Goller-Sojourner’s show explores how growing up fat, dark-skinned, bulimic, gay and adopted by a white family affected and shaped his identity.

He will present his 70-minute solo show that was crafted from a collection of autobiographical narratives and monologues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the CUB Auditorium at WSU. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Seattle Weekly called the performance brilliant, “Goller-Sojourner is both a heartbreaking and hilarious storyteller.”

Goller-Sojourner will have an “Art a la Carte” presentation from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Terrell Atrium of the Holland-Terrell Library. WSU’s “Art a la Carte” program is a series of presentations held on Thursdays. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch to this relaxed meet-the-artist venue, where artists talk about their work.

Goller-Sojourner will then host a Spoken Word Workshop from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, for students on an invitation-only basis. The workshop will focus on creating and developing poetry and prose that enliven political, social and identity issues. The workshop will explore making stories matter to the minds and hearts of the audience.
 
The workshop is designed and recommended for students of all levels of writing and performing experience. For information about attending the workshop please contact Heidi Stanton, director of WSU’s GIESORC, at 509-335-8841 or hstanton@wsu.edu.
 
These events were sponsored by WSU’s Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Community and WSU’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC).
 
Click here for more information about Goller-Sojourner.

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