Already being called “authentic, honest” and “a must-read for us all,” BOYS, An Anthology (Though Catalog) debuted at #1 on the Amazon.com Gay & Lesbian eBook charts in October of 2014 and then again 1-month later on the print book charts. Now weeks later, BOYS will be having its West Coast launch party on February 23rd, 2014 in Los Angeles. (more…)
The Rainbow Book Fair is the most exciting LGBT book events in the U.S. The 5th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair featured more than 100 publishers, writers, poets, editors, booksellers, and the 1,000+ readers who love and buy their books—from the serious to the wild, from the zany to the super hot. The Rainbow Book Fair is open to the public with book discounts and giveaways. $3 Admission suggested donation.
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A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather for the 2014 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, marking its 28th anniversary, March 19-23. The five-day fête honors the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works, and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home” and features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars’ conference; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and parties. (more…)
Gay City, Queer Geek! Seattle and Gay Romance Northwest Meet-up are partnering together for a special Gay City Meet the Author event with four Washington State writers who boldly explore star systems and fantasy realms while spotlighting LGBT main characters and relationships. (more…)
On Thursday, February 13, come celebrate love stories at Seattle’s University Book Store with Old Growth Northwest’s Gay Romance Northwest initiative as we present a special reading event with four Washington State writers—Daisy Harris, M.J. O’Shea, Rick R. Reed, and Sheri Lewis Wohl. Whether they explore the darker edges of love (with vampires), heat up the night (with firefighters), or set the stage for new romance (with pop singers), each author shines a spotlight on LGBT relationships and the universality of love. (more…)
The Lambda Literary Foundation in partnership with Britten 100/LA: A Celebration Invites Members of LLF to Experience Billy Budd by Herman Melville in Print, Film and Opera
WriteGirl, an innovative creative writing and mentoring organization for teen girls in Los Angeles, is proud to announce the release of its 12th anthology, showcasing the bold voices and imaginative insights of WriteGirl teens and their mentors. Authors from the book will take to the stage to share excerpts with friends, family and supporters. (more…)
The Poetry Project, an organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the reading and writing of contemporary poetry, is hosting its annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, in New York City.
The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church
131 E. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
|Wednesday, January 1, 2014|
There are three things to consider when the New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon sweeps you into its gracefully uncouth embrace — what it is, what it was, and who you will be when it’s over. An untamed gathering of the heart’s secret, wild nobility — over 140 poets together revealing not just that a better life could exist, but that it already does, sexy and wise, rancorous and sweet, big hearted and mad as hell. The Marathon measures its success through insurrectionist reframings of the universe, an in-it-together courage that crafts a community out of the riot of lineages and traditions we all emerge from. This collective effort also helps fund as many as 85 additional events every year. It’s our largest fundraiser of the year, and arguably the most inspired ongoing literary event in the city.
The 40th anniversary of the Marathon will feature:
Andrew Durbin, Anselm Berrigan, Adam Fitzgerald, Alex Dimitrov, Alice James, Amanda Davidson, Andrew Boston, Anne Tardos, Anne Waldman,Ariel Goldberg, Arlo Quint, Arthur’s Landing, Basil King, Becca Klaver, Beth Gill, Betsy Fagin, Bill Kushner, Bob Hershon, Bob Holman, Bob Rosenthal, Brenda Coultas, Brendan Lorber, Brett Price, Bruce Andrews & Sally Silvers, CA Conrad, Camille Rankine, Carley Moore, Carol Mirakove, Carolee Scheemann, Cecilia Corrigan, Christina Strong, Christine Elmo, Christine Kanownik, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Clarinda Mac Low, Claudia La Rocco, Cole Heinowitz & Peter Valente, Corina Copp, Corrine Fitzpatrick, David Vogen, Davy Knittle, Dawn Lundy Martin, Dell Lemmon, Dia Felix, Don Yorty, Douglas Rothschild, Dynasty Handbag, Ed Friedman, Edgar Oliver, Edmund Berrigan, Edwin Torres, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Elliott Sharp, Emily Skillings, Erica Hunt & Marty Ehrlich, Erica Kaufman, Ernie Brooks & Peter Zummo, Evie Shockley, Fast Speaking Music Band, Felix Bernstein, Filip Marinovich, Foamola, Frank Sherlock, Guillermo Filice Castro, Guy Picciotto, Jane Le Croy, Jason Hwang, Jason Nazary, JD Samson & Emily Roysdon, Jen Benka, Jennifer Bartlett, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson & Chris Cochrane, Jess Fiorini, Jim Behrle, Joanna Kotze, Johanna Furhman, John Coletti, John Giorno, John Godfrey, John Kruth, John S. Hall, Jonas Mekas, Joseph Keckler, Julie Patton, Justin Vivian Bond, Kim Lyons, Krystal Languell, Laura Henriksen, Lee Ann Brown, Legs McNeil, Lenny Kaye, Leopoldine Core, Lewis Warsh, Lonely Christopher, Lucy Ives w/ Ben Gocker, Lynne Tillman, Maggie Dubris, Marcella Durand, Margarita Shalina, Marissa Perel, Martha King, Matt Longabucco, Mel Elberg, Michael Portnoy, Michelle Boulé, Mitch Highfill, Montana Ray, Nada Gordon, Nathaniel Otting, Nathaniel Siegel, Nick Hallett, Nicole Peyrafitte, Nicole Wallace, Nurit Tilles, Patricia Spears Jones, Patrick Rosal, Patti Smith, Penny Arcade, Peter Bogart Johnson, Philip Glass, Phyllis Wat, Pierre Joris, R. Erica Doyle, Rachel Trachtenburg, Rangi McNeil, Ray Brown, Rebecca Moore, Ricardo Maldonado, Sarah Schulman, Simone White, Sophia Le Fraga, Stephanie Gray, Stephen Boyer, Steve Earle, Steven Taylor & Douglas Dunn, Tammy Faye Starlite w/ Steve Earle, Ted Dodson, Thurston Moore, Todd Colby, Tom Savage, Tommy Pico, Tony Towle, Tracey McTague, Tracie Morris, Vyt Bakaitis, Will Edmiston, Yoshiko Chuma, Yvonne Meier & Yvonne Rainer.
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Monk Books is proud to present the launch event for Lonely Christopher’s debut poetry collection, Death & Disaster Series. Join Lonely Christopher, Uche Nduka, and Ariana Reines for a poetry reading at the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, with revelrous partying to follow! (more…)