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RVCC Event to Share Author's "Trans-Glam-Punk-Rock Love Story"

originally published: 11/27/2023

RVCC Event to Share Author

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College's Department of English will present an afternoon of words and music featuring author Lynette Reini-Grandell, December 4, 2023 at 4:00pm. The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Atrium at the College's Branchburg campus. Reini-Grandell will read from her memoir, Wild Things: A Trans-Glam-Punk-Rock Love Story, and her spouse, musician Venus de Mars, will play guitar. The book shares the story of the couple's relationship.

In the 1970s, poet Lynette Reini fell in love with a fascinating, talented man named Steve Grandell. They married in 1983; five years later, Grandell came out to her as transgender. Through the following decades, as her spouse developed a public persona as Venus de Mars and fronted the band All the Pretty Horses, the couple struggled to stay together. They navigated an often hostile, anti-trans environment; fractures grew between them as de Mars pushed the band toward success. Through hard work and love, the couple invented a way of being themselves.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be provided.

RVCC Event to Share Author

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, New Jersey.

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