24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Gary Lonesborough: The Boy From The Mish

Practical literature workshop / Meet & Greet mit Gary Lonesborough

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.

What happens during the workshop?

The workshop uses scenes from the novel, body and writing exercises to explore questions of (queer) identity and embodied knowledge.

The event is in English.
Led by Pauline Westerbarkey and Mo.
Recommended for grades 11 and 12.