Cover To Cover is the anchor program for GPB’s literary coverage. Cover To Cover features a collection of distinctive Southern voices interviewing Georgia writers, Southern writers, and writers dealing with the South. The GPB Southern Lit Cadre will provide you with a varied, weekly glimpse at fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry, and even the occasional ‘old school’ nod to Flannery O’Connor or William Faulkner.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Gay And Lesbian History of Atlanta, Sunday at 8pm on Cover To Cover

Join us as GPB Southern Lit Cadre member Jeff Calder interviews Wesley Chenault and Stacy Braukman, who have written Gay and Lesbian Atlanta. The book grew out of a 2005 Atlanta History Center exhibit called "The Unspoken Past-Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History," which explored an alternative history of Atlanta that runs parallel to the city's rise as a regional center of industry, arts, and culture.

Calder's rollicking chat with Chenault and Braukman touches on things humorous and poignant, and a time when Atlanta then, as now, was a magnet for people from across the South who came to the city to live lives they couldn't often openly live in surrounding smaller communities. If you are a student of Southern and Atlanta history, this interview will give you a new perspective.