Jim Elledgethe author of The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Centurywill visit Chicago bookstores June 20 and 22.
On Wed., June 20, he will be at a book launch at Unabridged Bookstore, 3251 N. Broadway, at 7 p.m. He will appear in conversation with local LGBT historian Owen Keehnen. A Q&A and book signing will follow the event.
Also, on Friday, June 22, Elledge will participate in a reading, followed by a Q&A with June Sawyers. This will take place at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd., at 6:30 p.m.
The Boys of Fairy Town explores the stories of "fairy town," otherwise known as the lively Chicago neighborhoods where queer men sought to establish lives for themselves. The book shares intimate portraits of queer men who lived from Chicago's incorporation in 1833 up until World War II.