Crowdfunding for New Book About Bisexuality in Britain Launches

Friday night saw the launch at Soho’s Poetry Cafe of the crowdfunding campaign to finance Purple Prose, a new book about bisexuality in the UK. Purple Prose is due to be published in summer 2016 by Thorntree Press.

 

With contributions from some of the UK’s leading bi activists and writers on sexuality (including contributions from Biscuit’s editorial team), Purple Prose promises to be an informative and interesting snapshot of the community as well as a guide for bisexual people and their friends.

One of the contributors told Biscuit, “The book has pretty much already been written. It covers everything from coming out and finding the community, to how bisexual people experience their gender, how our labels might change and being bi at work. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

“The last book by British bi activists, Bisexual Lives, was published way back in 1988, and a lot has changed since then. Kate [Harrad, Purple Prose editor] has been a bisexual activist for a long time, so it’s great to have her at the helm: she really knows her stuff”.

Rewards for donations to the crowdfunding campaign include Dr Meg John Barker’s ‘anti-self help’ book Rewriting the Rules, statement t-shirts from Stonewall and talks and workshops from prominent bisexual academics and activists as well as copies of the published book and other titles from Thorntree’s list.

Click here to support the Purple Prose indiegogo campaign.

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Libby Baxter-Williams

Libby is a 30-something Londoner, who spends more time reading picture books than is seemly. She became a bi activist entirely by accident, but now she can't imagine living any other way. In the event of an emergency, she'll have a large gin and tonic, thanks.
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