Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Department

Italian

Language

English

Publication Title

Voices in Italian Americana

Abstract

In 1980, seven gay writers -- Christopher Cox, Robert Ferro, Michael Grumley, Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Edmund White, and George Whitmore -- formed a literary club in New York called the Violet Quill, with the goal of reading their works in progress to one another. Although the group met only a handful of times, the Violet Quill deserves attention for providing its members with a support system at a time when writing gay novels was rare and courageous.

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