24. ilb
Evening program: Sept 05 – 14, 2024
Young program: Sept 09 – 18, 2024

Gary Lonesborough: The Boy from the Mish

Discussion, Reading, Q&A

Jackson spends his summer swimming, partying with friends, and avoiding the racist youths from town as best he can. His life is turned upside down when Tomas, who was recently released from pris-on, visits Jackson´s family. Something other than friendship quickly mixes into the feelings Jackson has for Tomas. Empathically, the story tells of coming-of-age and coming-out in the midst of an environment marked by bullying, homophobia, and racism.

The event is in English.
Hosted by Ada Bieber.

Text by Gary Lonesborough.

Recommended for grades 9 to 12.

To kick off the event, Nika Steiding [winner of lyrix] will read her text “My Room”.