HEAR EDITOR AND AUTHOR KEVIN SESSUMS IN CONVERSATION WITH WRITER-PRODUCER BRADLEY JACOBS.
On Monday evening, March 2, Out Professionals presents editor and author Kevin Sessums (“I Left It on the Mountain”) in conversation with writer-producer Bradley Jacobs (above left) at Manhattan’s newly renovated LGBT Center. This evening’s co-host: The Publishing Triangle.
“I Left It on the Mountain” is Kevin’s follow-up to his New York Times bestseller “Mississippi Sissy.” Sessums will share stories not only about his life in the trenches of glamor at Vanity Fair and Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine — interviewing Madonna, Courtney Love, Daniel Radcliffe, Hugh Jackman, Diane Sawyer — but also how far he fell before reinventing himself and helping launch FourTwoNine magazine.
Advance reaction appears to make “I Left It on the Mountain” this season’s must-read. “Irresistible — in turn scandalous, hysterical, poignant, and finally, triumphant.“— David Sheff. “Terrifying, dishy, beautiful, valuable.” — Richard Kramer. “Both strong and delicate, of the world and of the spirit in equal measure.” — Howard Jacobson. “In a world of tinsel, [Sessums] reveals himself to be that rare thing, a journalist with a heart.“— Joyce Maynard. “As intimate as a story told over a winter’s night in a quiet beach town, after everyone has gone home” — Jon Robin Baitz.
Kevin Sessums is Editor-in-Chief of FourTwoNine magazine and author of the New York Times bestseller “Mississippi Sissy.” He was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Allure. His work has appeared in Elle, Travel+Leisure, Playboy, Out and Show People. He lives in San Francisco.
Bradley Jacobs is a writer, producer, media consultant and on-air host. He spent nine years covering entertainment, politics, trends and kids at the Newsweek web site; then a decade directing movie features and producing news stories at Us Weekly. He regularly moderates Q&As with filmmakers, actors, authors and other newsmakers, and pops up on TV, talking about showbiz and personalities. Dad to Lucas, 3, with his partner Jack Bamberger, Bradley has served in recent months as a part-time media manager at the Family Equality Council, an advocacy group prepping for the SCOTUS to settle the debate over same-sex marriage once and for all.
The Publishing Triangle, the association of gay men and lesbians in the publishing industry, sponsors the Publishing Triangle Awards. honoring the best in LGBT fiction, nonfiction and poetry (New School Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, on Thursday, April 23).
Sessums photo (center): Matt Edge
The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue. Directions from where you are: hopstop.com.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for advance seating, book sales. Program and Q&A, 7:15 p.m. Book signing, 8:15 p.m.
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