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Literary Partners Program: Book Launch for Billy Merrell’s Vanilla

Oct 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for the launch of Vanilla, the YA fiction debut of poet Billy Merrell. A novel-in-poems, Vanilla tells the story of two boys who have been in love for a long time, but who must also face the truth that they want different things from life and from each other. A book-signing and reception will follow the event.


“A feast for those hungry for character-driven literary fiction.” —Michael Cart, Booklist, starred review

“A deeply personal and poetic dissection of young love and identity. Merrell has crafted a total knockout.”
— John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Medal

“It’s a story not just for LGBTQIA+ readers, but for anyone who’s ever navigated the confusions, complications, and commemorations of a relationship. With Vanilla, Billy Merrell makes a remarkable fiction debut.”
— David Levithan, winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award

Location Elizabeth Kray Hall Sponsored By Poets House


Oct 10, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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