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Creatively Speaking: Michael Arceneaux (Author of “I Can’t Date Jesus”)
August 15, 2018
Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer and author. His first book “I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé” released on July 24 from Atria Books/Simon & Schuster. Additionally, he is a regular contributor to outlets such as Essence, Complex, The Root, Into, among others. Moreover, he’s written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, NBCTHINK, Wired, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, Mic, Esquire, Time Ideas, Vulture, Salon, The Atlantic, Comedy Central Online, among others. He writes about race, sexuality, politics, religion, and Beyoncé. His work has been referenced everywhere from The Weekly Standard to Jezebel to MSNBC and even been deemed required reading for courses at Harvard University. Michael’s has also been featured on MSNBC, NPR, BET, VH1, Viceland, SiriusXM Radio, in addition to various radio interviews on nationally syndicated programs. The Root once named Michael one of the Best Black Bloggers to Know. ESSENCE magazine named him one of the top #BlackTwitter voices to follow.
He will read from his work and speak about growing up black, Christian, and gay in America.