On the evening of Friday, September 1st, the Pride event ‘Pink Books’ took place at Mayflower Bookshop, featuring the renowned guest speaker Splinter Chabot. Chabot was interviewed by Mayflower Bookshop’s Freek Bouricius, who conducted the interview with great skill and expertise. During the interview, Chabot shared some exclusive insights and personal anecdotes about his life and work, making the event all the more captivating.
Following the interview, a roundtable discussion was held under the expert guidance of moderator Felix Stam from Pride Leiden. Participants Splinter Chabot, Remke Verdegem (Transgender Network), Remco Boxelaar (Corporate Queer), and Looi van Kessel (Leiden University) enthusiastically and candidly discussed their favorite books with rainbow themes. The event was not only informative but also served as a platform for fostering open and engaging conversations.
The conclusion of the evening was the meet-and-greet session with Splinter Chabot during the book signing, allowing attendees to connect with the guest speaker in a more intimate manner.
The ‘Pink Books’ event at Mayflower Bookshop provided a valuable space for dialogue, celebration, and the exploration of LGBTQ+ literature, and it was a resounding success thanks to the engaging discussions and the warm atmosphere created by the participants and organizers alike.