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Some Came Writing

Finally, some sex in Hudson… and at the Hudson Opera House no less. The ArtsWalk Literary lecture series, among its impressive roster of writers both here and at Cady Hall in Chatham, will present Justin Spring, author of Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade. No doubt the steamiest biography of a homosexual English professor ever written,  Spring’s book is also a skillfully researched feat of literary/anthropological sleuthing; it recounts with amazing detail  the forgotten life and sub rosa times of  a  man of letters so (privately) liberated and devoted to fulfilling his libido in the gay dark ages of  the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s that he became one of Alfred Kinsey’s most important researchers.  (Pro-bono, of course.)  Spring will be chatting this Saturday (at the Opera House at 5 pm) with the perfect person to discuss  this nexus of literature and outré sex, the witty Brooks Peters. (Pictured above is Steward’s own method of detailing his encounters.)   Scott Baldinger

For the complete schedule for ArtsWalkLiterary, check our Events page ( http://gotohudson.net/events.php)

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