‘Crybaby Butch’ author comes to Ann Arbor to support literacy

By |2018-01-15T15:41:12-05:00October 13th, 2005|Entertainment|


ANN ARBOR – Judith Frank, author of “Crybaby Butch” (Firebrand Books), will be in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Oct. 15 for a fundraiser for Washtenaw Literacy. The event will be held at the home of Martin Contreras and Keith Orr, owners of Common Language and the autBAR.
“Crybaby Butch” tells the story of two women who meet in an adult literacy class. Both women identify as butch, though because they are from two different generations that identity means different things to each of them.
“Having always been ‘literate’ it sure made me rethink a lot of the presumptions many of us make about literacy and illiteracy,” said Orr.
Washtenaw Literacy is a volunteer-based organization providing free literacy instruction customized to the needs of adults throughout Washtenaw County. Volunteers provide individual and group tutoring in reading and writing skills and in English as a second language so adults can improve their personal, family, and community lives.
The Judith Frank reception and reading to benefit Washtenaw Literacy is Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The ticket price of $25 includes a copy of the book “Crybaby Butch.” Hors d’ouevres and wine will be provided by the autBAR. To make reservations or for more information call 734-994-0558.

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