Edgar Gomez: A Reading


Sep. 20, 2023, 7pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

Edgar Gomez


Please join us for a reading with Edgar Gomez, Fall 2023 Shearing Fellow and author of High Risk Homosexual: A Memoir.

Edgar Gomez (all pronouns) is a Florida-born writer with roots in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. A graduate of University of California, Riverside’s MFA program, their words have appeared in Poets & Writers, Narratively, Catapult, Lithub, The Rumpus, and elsewhere online and in print. Their memoir, High-Risk Homosexual, was called a “breath of fresh air” by The New York Times, named a Best Book of 2022 by Publisher’s Weekly, Buzzfeed, and Electric Literature, and received a 2023 Stonewall Honor Award. Their second book, a memoir about money, Florida, and surviving under capitalism titled Alligator Tears, will be out in 2025 from Crown. They live in New York and Puerto Rico. Find them across social media @OtroEdgarGomez. 

Parking/getting there: Parking on UNLV’s campus is free and open to all after 7 p.m.; reserved parking spots are enforced 24 hours a day, but you may park in any staff, student or paid spots. To find the Rogers Literature & Law Building, please turn onto East Harmon Avenue and take it as far as you can into campus. We encourage you to park in Lot I or Lot J as they’re closest to our building. 

Questions? Please email blackmountaininstitute@unlv.edu or call (702) 895-5542. 



Admission Information

Open to the public

Contact Information

Black Mountain Institute

External Sponsor

This program is funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.