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Garrard Conley

Garrard Conley is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Boy Erased, as well as the creator and co-producer of the podcast UnErased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America. His work has been published by The New York Times, Oxford American, Time, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Conley is a graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA program, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow specializing in fiction. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at Kennesaw State University.

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Surviving conversion therapy and finding who you are | Garrard Conley

Books

Events

Tue Mar 26 | 07:00 PM
AVID BOOKSHOP
1662 S LUMPKIN ST
ATHENS, GA 30606-4741
Google Map

Thu Mar 28 | 07:00 PM
PORTER SQUARE BOOKS BOSTON EDITION
50 LIBERTY DR STE 500
BOSTON, MA 02210-1358
Google Map

Tue Apr 09 | 07:00 PM
CENTER FOR FICTION
15 LAFAYETTE AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217-1415
Google Map

Media

Surviving conversion therapy and finding who you are | Garrard Conley

VIDEO: 2017 FYE® Conference Speaker Garrard Conley’s TEDx Talk on Compassion

Garrard Conley, a survivor of the controversial “ex-gay” therapy movement, describes his traumatic experience as a gay man growing up in the South. In the years following his escape from extreme prejudice, he has learned one important lesson: compassion has the power to heal wounds, but it’s also one of the messiest human emotions.

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