Charles George Taylor’s book “Chill and Other Stories” takes the reader to worlds they may not know: He grew up in Amish country, felt the first stirrings of homosexuality as teen, and joined the Army in hopes it would turn him into a macho hetero. But it had the opposite effect, and he became a flaming queer in uniform during the days of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. He then went on to live the life in New York. He writes of his idyllic youth in Pennsylvania, his Army days, the death of his lover and his resulting psychotic break, his job as an assistant to the Un-Cola Man Geoffrey Holder … and his connection with unseen forces. He also likes to bake.
Charles is proud of who he is and tells the story of gay life with humor, compassion and radical self-acceptance. And he turns a phrase with the best of them. These stories are 100 percent honest about life – gay and everything else. This is his first collection of short stories and he will be signing copies after the reading and discussion.
This event has a Google Hangouts video call.