Doylestown: Book signing with Brian Belovitch

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BRIAN BELOVITCH will be visiting the bookshop  as part of Pride Month for a discussion and book signing for his new book, TRANS FIGURED — Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design. In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity.
When & Where: Saturday, June 22 at 6:00 pm at the Doylestown Bookshop (click here for directions)

ABOUT THE BOOK
belovitch cover photo Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three times: first as a queer teenager; second as a glamorous transgender woman named Tish, and later, Natalia Gervais; and finally as an HIV-positive gay man surviving the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. From growing up in a barely-working-class first-generation immigrant family in Fall River, Massachusetts, to spinning across the disco dance floor of Studio 54 in New York City . . . from falling into military lock-step as the Army wife of a domineering GI in Germany to having a brush with fame as Natalia, high-flying downtown darling of the boozy and druggy pre-Giuliani New York nightclub scene, Brian escaped many near-death experiences.

Trans Figured chronicles a life lived on the edge with an unforgettable cast of characters during a dangerous and chaotic era. Rich with drama and excitement, this no-holds-barred memoir tells it all. Most importantly, Brian's candid and poignant story of recovery shines a light on the perseverance of the human spirit.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
belovitch author photoBrian Belovitch, longtime Brooklyn resident has a storied career as a New York performer and writer and gender outlier. He’s appeared on New York stages for more than three decades. Recently he was featured on The Moth storytelling hour on National Public Radio relating a story from his recently published memoir, Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man. In 2019, Brian was a recipient of the Acker award for writing that is given annually to East Village, NY avant-garde artists. As a playwright, his Off-Broadway play, Boys Don’t Wear Lipstick, was honored with a 2000 GLAAD nomination. This June, Brian was invited to participate in the 50thanniversary of Stonewall Gay Pride Parade in New York City on a float sponsored by Barnes & Noble celebrating the 50 most influential LGBTQ authors of all time. As a long- term survivor of HIV Brian lives proudly as a beloved gay man, advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ community in all its wondrous expressions.
 

GENERAL EVENT NOTES

WAITING IN LINE
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PARKING
Limited parking available at the Doylestown Bookshop, but street parking available in surrounding neighborhoods. In addition, free parking available at the Bucks County Parking Garage near the Courthouse on Broad Street. Free day and evening parking. Entrance on Broad Street. Additional entrances on Union and Doyle Streets. More information about parking in Doylestown can be found at http://www.doylestownborough.net/visitors/parking.

CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT, BUT STILL WANT A SIGNED COPY?
If you can't come to an event and still want an autographed copy of the book, you may purchase titles in advance either in the store, over the phone (215.230.7610), or through our website. When buying online, simply use the checkout comments field to indicate that you would like us to request the author's signature at our event before shipping it to you. Note: If you can't make it to the event, we cannot offer any personalization, only the authors signature. 

QUESTIONS?
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