I am not Raymond Wallace – A talk with local author Sam Kenyon
To celebrate LGBTQ+ history month, local author Sam Kenyon will be reading from and discussing his debut novel, I am not Raymond Wallace.
Address:Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library
145-147 Walworth Road
Post code:SE17 1RW
Tickets:This event is FREE - no need to book
Open hours:Monday 10am to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm
Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm
DescriptionAn evening with writer, composer and teacher Sam Kenyon about his debut novel ‘I am not Raymond Wallace’, which explores queer lives across three time periods, three generations, and two continents.
In October 1963, Raymond Wallace arrives in the offices of the New York Times to assist veteran hack Robert Doty on an article entitled ‘Growth of Overt Homosexuality in City Provokes Wide Concern.’ In his research, Raymond meets and falls in love with Joey. The decision Raymond subsequently makes ricochets down the years and through the lives of numerous characters until, forty years later, in Paris in 2003, Raymond’s son Joe begins to piece everything together.
Sam will read from his novel, followed by a Q&A.
By Bus:12, 35, 40, 45, 68, 136, 148, 171, 176, 343, 468, P5
By Tube:Elephant and Castle
By Train:Elephant and Castle
Access for wheelchair users
If steps outside no more than 3
Level access toilet
Positive about disabled people