Haley Jakobson Author Event
A conversation and signing with Haley Jakobson, author of Old Enough
Monday, July 10th at 7:00pm at As You Are
ASL Interpreters will be provided
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Savannah "Sav" Henry is almost the person she wants to be, or at the least she's getting closer.
It’s the second semester of her sophomore year. She’s finally come out as bisexual, is making friends with the other queers in her dorm, and has just about recovered from her disastrous first queer “situationship.” She is cautiously optimistic that her life is about to begin.
But when she learns that Izzie, her best friend from childhood, has gotten engaged, Sav faces a crisis of confidence. Things with Izzie haven’t been the same since what happened between Sav and Izzie’s older brother when they were sixteen. Now, with the wedding around the corner, Sav is forced to reckon with trauma she thought she could put behind her.
On top of it all, Sav can’t stop thinking about Wes from her Gender Studies class—sweet, funny Wes, with their long eyelashes and green backpack. There’s something different here—with Wes and with her new friends (who delight in teasing her about this face-burning crush); it feels, terrifyingly, like they might truly see her in a way no one has before.
With a singularly funny, heartfelt voice, Old Enough explores queer love, community, and what it means to be a survivor in a post #MeToo world. Haley Jakobson has written a love letter to friendship and an honest depiction of what finding your people can feel like—for better or worse.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Haley Jakobson (she/her)(gemini) is a bisexual writer and playwright living in Brooklyn, New York. In her work, she explores queerness, girlhood, brains, and bodies. Haley loves bodega sandwiches (no cheese), writing on the subway, and is a killer instagram follow. Find her words in Condé Nast’s Mixed Feelings, LitHub, and Mashable. Learn with her by signing up for her Writing With Confidence workshops via haleyjakobson.com. OLD ENOUGH is her debut novel.
Haley will be joined at this event by her audiobook narrator, Jenna Kray.
Jenna Kray (she/her/they/them) is an actor singer and now narrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Alexandria, VA she started in musical theatre, figured out she was one of the gays and has since pivoted to more tv/film focus while dabbling in comedy, cabaret, and voiceover. Some credits include Luckiest Girl Alive (Netflix), Mare of Easttown (HBO), and SNL digital short ‘Pride Song’. Jenna is a Virgo.