Monthly Archives: September 2014

Banned! Books in Drag

Shelf Talk

The Seattle Public Library is very excited for our upcoming event “Banned! Books in Drag” that will be taking place on Sept 27th, 2014 at Neighbours Nightclub in Capitol Hill. This free event will be hosted by The Stranger’s David Schmader and will feature some of Seattle’s favorite drag performers and comics giving performances inspired by their favorite works of literature.

AleksaWe recently caught up with one of the performers, Aleksa Manila, and asked her about her early literary experiences, her favorite books, and why she’s excited to take part in this awesome Library event.

Here’s what she had to say!

Seattle Public Library: Aleksa, what was your 1st LGBTQ book?

Aleksa Manila: My first LGBTQ book was a compilation of writings from Langston Hughes, which was gifted to me from gay friends for my birthday.

SPL: What was the 1st book that made you blush?


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