Writer Charles Rice-González Adds New Dates to Oregon Tour
Bookish queers need to clear some time on their schedules between April 30 and May 2 when Portland Latino Gay Pride brings acclaimed Puerto Rican-born gay writer Charles Rice-GonzÃ¡lez to town. In our most recent issue, PQ gave some background on Rice-GonzÃ¡lez and his debut novel Chulito:
Another notable queer author coming to town is acclaimed up-and-comer Charles Rice-GonzÃ¡lez, who will make his first [promotional tour] appearances in Oregon on May 1 and May 2. Rice-GonzÃ¡lez, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, long-time community and LGBTQ activist, and executive director of BAAD!, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. His debut novel, â€œChulito,â€ is a coming-of-age, coming out love story of a young Latino growing up in the Bronx and coming to grips with his attraction to men. Praised as â€œa tremendous debut â€¦ full of heart and courage and a ferocious honestyâ€ by bestselling, Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot DÃaz, Chulito gives a never-before-seen perspective of the gay Puerto Rican experience in New York City with all the energy and fierceness of the city itself.
Since the issue went to print, Rice-GonzÃ¡lez added several new dates to his visit thanks to the rocking support of Portland Latino Gay Pride and community sponsors Latino Network, Causa Oregon, Portland Black Pride, Q Center, Jupiter Hotel, and yours truly, PQ Monthly: Monday, April 30, 12:30pm, Cedar Room, College Center, PCC â€“ Sylvania Campus Monday, April 30, 6:30pm, Tour Kick-Off, Q Center Tuesday, May 1, 11am, Room 122, Terrell Hall, PCC â€“ Cascade Campus Wednesday, May 2, 10am, Event Center, Building 9, PCC â€“ Rock Creek Campus Wednesday, May 2, 6pm, Wallowa Room, Werner University Center, Western Oregon University For full details on Rice-GonzÃ¡lez's tour, check out the Portland Latino Gay Pride Facebook page.