Lesléa Newman: "October Mourning"
Lesléa Newman will read from OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD at BookWoman on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m.
In 1998l, Matthew Shepard a gay student attending the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, robbed, beaten, tied to a fence and abandoned. He died five days, at the start of Gay Awareness Week, the day Lesléa Newman arrived on campus to give a keynote address. OCTOBER MOURNING, explores the impact of Matthew Shepard's murder in a cycle of 68 poems told from various points of… Show more
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