October 23, 2014

Red Light Lit Presents: COSMOS (Los Angeles Debut)

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Events

Join Red Light Lit for a magical night of erotic readings, music, and mayhem on the rooftop of Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles.

Saturday, October 25th
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
933 South Broadway, Los Angeles

Free with RSVP.

Featured readers:

Devin Copeland
Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart)
Paul Day
Seth Fischer
Steven Gray
Sarah Kobrinsky
Terence Leclere
Liz Nails
Naughty Nancy
Wendy C. Ortiz
Steven Sachse

Special guest reader: Antonia Crane, Author of  Spent: A Memoir.

Special musical guest: Sonia Rao & Angelina Moysov of Persephone’s Bees.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Jenn Stokes of Moonlighting SF

Curated by: Jennifer Lewis and Veronica Christina

Featured Artists:  Celine Guillou, Kana Manglapus, Gabrielle Revere Photographer, DUSER and more.

DJ stylings: Duserock

You can purchase a print or e-book copy of Red Light Lit here.

RedLightLitLA

 

Michael Nava Presents His Novel ‘City of Palaces’

Posted on October 18, 2014 by in Events

Michael Nava, Mexican-American gay lawyer of counsel to the California Supreme Court, is the winner of six Lambda awards for his mystery stories featuring Henry Rios. Michael has now published City of Palaces, the first of four volumes tracking the history of Mexican-American immigration from Mexico during and after the 1910 Revolution to the Southwestern US. (more…)

Queer Book Club NYC: ‘Adam’ by Ariel Schrag

Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Events

The Queer Book Club in NYC meets at Book Culture (536 West 112th Street) on the final Sunday of every month at 4 p.m. to discuss queer fiction & nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, queer or otherwise. Discussion is expected to run for about an hour, and may include extension into contemporary issues surrounding queer-identifying people. This space may also be used to discuss LGBT activism and opportunities to engage social actions. Respectful, invitational dialogue is expected of all participants. (more…)

GRUNT: A Modern Adaptation of Ginsberg’s HOWL

Posted on October 7, 2014 by in Events

On Saturday, October 18, Filip Noterdaeme will be presenting the first live reading of GRUNT, his modern re-write of Allen Ginsberg’s “HOWL,” on the main stage at Dixon Place at 10 p.m. (more…)

The Inaugural Singapore Literature Festival 2014

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Events

Singapore Literature Festival
Friday-Sunday, October 10 – 12, 2014

For the first time ever, 14 Singaporean writers will converge on New York City from October 10 to 12, 2014, for the inaugural Singapore Literature Festival. They will read from locally and globally inspired works over 8 events in various locations around Manhattan, including 92nd Street Y, Book Culture, McNally Jackson, and NYU’s Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House. (more…)

WeHo Reads: Noir

Posted on September 22, 2014 by in Events

The City of West Hollywood celebrates National Literacy Month in September 2014 by launching a new, free literary-based community event WeHo Reads: Noir and a month of free Saturday programming for adults and children at West Hollywood Library and Park.

To those of you in the L.A. area, join us at this month’ s WeHo Reads events in West Hollywood on September 27th. Lambda is co-sponsoring a conversation between two of our community’s great mystery writers, Katherine V. Forrest and Michael Nava.   (more…)

UNABRIDGED: A Conversation with Ana Castillo, Andrew Holleran, and Justin Torres

Posted on September 22, 2014 by in Events

UNABRIDGED

1st Annual Lambda Literary Authors Series

October 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

The Armory for The Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Featuring Ana Castillo, Andrew Holleran, and Justin Torres

Moderated by Amy Scholder

Event Description:

Broadening the tradition as the world’s leading nonprofit organization that nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBTQ literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers, Lambda Literary is excited to announce our 1st Annual “Authors Series.”

To effectively provide services to areas outside of coastal large cities, Lambda Literary has selected Santa Fe, NM as the home of this new annual event. Santa Fe is internationally known for its arts and culture.  It is also home to one of the world’s largest literary foundations and continuous public literary events making Santa Fe the obvious choice.

The Lambda Literary Authors Series, called “UNABRIDGED,” will be an event centered around three nationally acclaimed, best-selling LGBTQ authors who will each read from their current works and have a conversation with a literary moderator discussing topics pertaining to their work, their lives, their community and being LGBTQ. This year’s author panel will include Ana Castillo, Andrew Holleran and Justin Torres and will be moderated by Amy Scholder.

Supported by the City of Santa Fe, Mayor Javier Gonzales will proclaim October 25th “Lambda Literary Day.”

The Armory for The Arts Theater, a 335 seat theater located near the heart of Downtown Santa Fe, will provide the perfect venue for this inaugural event.

Tickets will be sold at two levels:

General Admission $25

VIP Seating $150 includes an after-party with the authors and moderator

Tickets and Box Office Information: 505.984.1370 or www.sfperformingarts.org

HOST HOTEL:  

HOTEL SANTA FE 

1501 Paseo de Peralta

Special Rate of $179/night
Call reservations at 800-825-9876
Mention “UNABRIDGED Lambda Literary”

The Lambda Literary Authors Series is generously underwritten by Morgan Stanley. 

Panelists 

Ana Castillo Photo credit: Robert A. Molina

Ana Castillo
Photo credit: Robert A. Molina

Ana Castillo is one of the most powerful voices in Chicana literature. She is the author of So Far From God and Sapogonia, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, as well as The GuardiansPeel My Love like an Onion, and most recently, Give It To Me published by the Feminist Press. She divides her time between Chicago and southern New Mexico.

Andrew Holleran

Andrew Holleran

Andrew Holleran is the author of Dancer From the Dance, a novel about pre-AIDS New York, and, most recently, Grief, a novella set in post-AIDS Washington, D. C. An original member of The Violet Quill, he has written two other novels, a book of stories, and a collection of essays about AIDS. For the past decade, he has been teaching Creative Writing at American University in Washington, and currently writes for The Gay and Lesbian Review.

Justin Torres

Justin Torres

Justin Torres is author of the best-selling novel We the Animals, which won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and has been translated into fifteen languages. He has published short fiction in The New YorkerHarper’sGrantaTin HouseThe Washington Post and other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is currently a Cullman Center Fellow at The New York Public Library. The National Book Foundation named him one of 2012′s 5 Under 35.

Amy Scholder (moderator) has been editing and publishing progressive and literary books for over twenty years. Her visionary style has brought high visibility to her authors, and has been praised for its contribution to contemporary literature and popular culture.

Amy Scholder

Amy Scholder

She has served as editorial director of the Feminist Press, editor-in-chief of Seven Stories Press, US publisher of Verso, founding co-editor of HIGH RISK Books/Serpent’s Tail, and editor at City Lights Books. Over the years, she has published the work of Sapphire, Karen Finley, June Jordan, Kate Bornstein, Kathy Acker, David Wojnarowicz, Dorothy Allison, Mary Gaitskill, Joni Mitchell, Kate Millett, Elfriede Jelinek, Muriel Rukeyser, Laurie Weeks, Justin Vivian Bond, Virginie Despentes, Ana Castillo, and many other award-winning authors.

WeHo Reads: Noir

Posted on September 4, 2014 by in Events

The City of West Hollywood celebrates National Literacy Month in September 2014 by launching a new, free literary-based community event WeHo Reads: Noir and a month of free Saturday programming for adults and children at West Hollywood Library and Park.

To those of you in the L.A. area, join us at this month’ s WeHo Reads events in West Hollywood on September 27th.  Lambda is co-sponsoring a conversation between two of our community’s great mystery writers, Katherine V. Forrest and Michael Nava.   (more…)

‘Nepantla’ Launch Readings

Posted on September 1, 2014 by in Events

On Thursday, September 4th, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color is launching its inaugural issue! The issue will be available for free download on the Lambda Literary site.

To celebrate the launch, Nepantla (being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with the Lambda Literary Foundation) will be hosting Journal Launch Readings in NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco. Below is information regarding event details. We hope to see you there! (more…)

Queer Book Club NYC: Andre Aciman’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Posted on July 30, 2014 by in Events

The Queer Book Club in NYC meets at Book Culture (536 West 112th Street) on the final Sunday of every month at 4 pm to discuss queer fiction & nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, queer or otherwise. Discussion is expected to run for about an hour, and may include extension into contemporary issues surrounding queer-identifying people. This space may also be used to discuss LGBT activism and opportunities to engage social actions. Respectful, invitational dialogue is expected of all participants. (more…)