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"Echoes of Jerry: One Man's Search for His Deaf Uncle and His Own Voice"
Growing up in Beachwood in the 1960s and '70s, Judah Leblang felt a deep connection with his Uncle Jerry, an orally-educated deaf man who lived an isolated life between the deaf and hearing worlds. Like Jerry, Leblang felt different too, struggling with his sexuality and trying to find his place in society, finally coming out in the mid-1980s. Many years later, after working in the Deaf Community and then losing much of his own hearing, the author goes on a quest to understand his late uncle and to give him a voice and to understand the profound impact Jerry had on his own life.
Boston-based/Cleveland-raised writer/storyteller Judah Leblang will read and perform pieces from his memoir "Echoes of Jerry." Leblang has written two memoirs about growing up in Beachwood--Finding My Place (2012) and Echoes of Jerry (2019). He has also performed his one-man show, "It's Now or Never: My Life in the Late Middle Ages" at the BorderLight Festival in Cleveland, and at Fringe Festivals, libraries, and community centers in the US and Canada. Find out more at judahleblang.com.
Both of Judah's books will be available for sale at this event.
Call the library at 216-831-6868 for more information.
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