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Karl Dunn: How to Burn a Rainbow
Karl Dunn: How to Burn a Rainbow

Fri, May 17

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Under the Umbrella Bookstore

Karl Dunn: How to Burn a Rainbow

On this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Karl Dunn will be discussing and signing his memoir How to Burn a Rainbow in the Umbrella Cafe.

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Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

About the Event

On this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Karl Dunn will be discussing and signing his memoir How to Burn a Rainbow in the Umbrella Cafe. 

This event is free and open to all. RSVP is encouraged. This venue is wheelchair accessible and masks are required. Preorder your copy at Under the Umbrella Bookstore! 

About How to Burn a Rainbow

Sometimes, to find yourself, you must first burn everything you thought you knew.

Karl had it all; a husband, a house in the Los Angeles Hills, professional success - it was a life few could ever know. But when his marriage suddenly ended, his perfect life and entire sense of self were shattered. Karl’s struggle though, didn’t end with the death of his relationship.

It was merely the beginning… 

He faced a legal battle that threatened everything he had and soon found himself working non-stop, leading to a downward spiral filled with sleepless nights and days of rage, fear, and depression that he barely understood. 

Ironically, Karl’s catastrophic loss ignited a journey of self-discovery and a quest for identity, love, and acceptance that took him from LA to a mid-divorce crash-landing in Berlin.

This raw and unflinching memoir invites readers into the heart of Karl Dunn's transformative journey of burning the scripts written for him by both gay and straight worlds, facing down his deepest fears, and forging his own path to happiness.

Far from a tale of despair, How To Burn A Rainbow is a gripping narrative of resilience and courage that dares to ask the hard questions about love, equality, and the price of happiness.

Karl’s marriage didn’t make him whole, his divorce did. 

About Karl Dunn

Karl Dunn has enjoyed a multi-award winning career over two decades in advertising in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He has been the global lead on MINI Cooper, Levi’s, and ASICS - and usually the only LGBTQ+ person in the boardroom.

Karl lives between LA and Berlin working as a freelance advertising writer/consultant to several auto, fashion, lifestyle, and finance clients, especially on their LGBTQ+ endeavors like Pride.

He wrote a memoir about his divorce from his ex-husband, which has led to him keynote speaking on Divorce Reform as a mental health issue in the workplace, and Same-Sex Divorce. Karl is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ representation in the media and community-based capitalism.

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