Join Avenue for an evening with Author & Avenue Board President, Tate Barkley. Enjoy mocktails and light bites over a discussion with Tate about his memoir - a Southern boy\u2019s story of surviving in a good ole boys\u2019 world.\r\n\r\nFor years Tate Barkley lived in shame\u2014of living in poverty, of alcoholism and addiction, of being a closeted gay man. His story may sound familiar to anyone struggling to feel "less than." Now sober, he wants to share his story, hoping it will help others leave their shame behind and discover the peace they deserve. His memoir, \u201cSunday Dinners, Moonshine, and Men,\u201d recounts Tate's troubled relationship with his father, his journey to overcome shame, and the scarcity mindset that blocked his ability to find peace.\r\n\r\nTate is a practicing attorney, speaker, author, and educator, living in Houston, Texas, with his husband of six years, Anson, and their dog, Emerson.\r\n\r\n$10 recommended minimum donation per guest to attend. Donations benefit Avenue\u2019s mission to provide affordable homes and build stronger communities. Brazos Bookstore will have books available for sale at the event.