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The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America (Press Kit)

The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America (Press Kit)

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The press kit for "The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America"
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A provocative and eye-opening account of growing up gay and Amish. Poet James Schwartz combines a mixture of poetry, short stories, and essays, to elucidate what it's like to be born gay within an Amish community. The Literary Party is an emotional, touching book with implications that extend to any religion or culture where intolerance is prevalent.
The press kit for "The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America"
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A provocative and eye-opening account of growing up gay and Amish. Poet James Schwartz combines a mixture of poetry, short stories, and essays, to elucidate what it's like to be born gay within an Amish community. The Literary Party is an emotional, touching book with implications that extend to any religion or culture where intolerance is prevalent.

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JP Souza Publicity, inGroup Press T: (773) 599-0337 E-Mail: JP@inGroupPress.com Web: www.inGroupPress.

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July 2011 Dear Editor/Producer: What comes to mind when you think about the Amish? For most people, the popular imagery is a horse and buggy, farmhouses with no electricity, funny hats, and bowl haircuts. Ever since Weird Al Yankovich recorded “Amish Paradise”, certain stereotypes have persisted in popular culture. None of these stereotypes, however, have included gay. The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America (July 2011, inGroup Press) is one of those books that shatter stereotypes. Written by James Schwartz, a Michigan native who grew up in an Old Order Amish community, The Literary Party offers an eye-opening portrait of gay life within a religious group known for its privacy and secrecy. When the documentary Devil’s Playground (2002) examined rumspringa—a period when Amish teenagers can engage in rebellious behavior before choosing whether or not to remain in the church— viewers were shocked. Watching an Amish teen ride a horse and buggy to a party where drinking and smoking were involved shattered popular myths. Schwartz’s Literary Party continues that theme. From juvenile flirtations to gay clubs, drag, love, and sex, Schwartz tells his story through poetry that is moving, heartfelt, political, and celebratory. For more information about the author, or to schedule an interview with James Schwartz, please contact his publisher, inGroup Press, or his publicist, JP Souza. Sincerely,

JP Souza Publicity, inGroup Press

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The Literary Party
Poetry/Gay Interest Paperback Pages: 100 ISBN: 978-1935725053 Price: $12.95 E-Book Price: $3.95

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For questions regarding The Literary Party, or to schedule an interview with the author, please contact JP Souza at JP@inGroupPress.com.

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