Wednesday, April 18th

6-7:30PM

Join us with Jake Shears in a conversation with Gwen Thompkins ( WWNO's Music Inside Out), discussing Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir. Jake will sign books following the discussion.

Long before hitting the stage as the lead singer of the iconic glam rock band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears was Jason Sellards, a teenage boy living a fraught life, resulting in a confusing and confining time in high school as his classmates bullied him and few teachers showed sympathy.

It wasn’t until years later, while living and studying in New York City, that Jason would find his voice as an artist and, with a group of friends and musicians who were also thirsting for stardom and freedom, form the band Scissor Sisters. First performing in the smoky gay nightclubs of New York, then finding massive success in the United Kingdom, Scissor Sisters would become revered by the LGBTQ community, sell out venues worldwide, and win multiple accolades with hits likeTake Your Mama” and “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’,” as well as their cult-favorite cover of Pink Floyd’sComfortably Numb.”

This book is available in hardcover ($26.00).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Jake Shears in conversation with Gwen Thompkins : Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir