Out authors Michael Graves, Ken Harvey, and David Pratt read from their current works at the Calamus Bookstore in Boston, MA.


Michael Graves’ debut collection of stories, DIRTY ONE, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, such as Post Road Magazine, Lodestar Quarterly, Velvet Mafia, Jack Magazine and Cherry Bleeds. His work is also featured in the print anthologies, Cool Thing, Best Gay Love Stories 2006, and Eclectica Magazine’s Best Fiction, Volume One. Michael’s short story, “Seahorse,” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Million Writers Award. His non-fiction pieces can be found in Lambda Book Report, Edge Boston, and the collection, Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ken Harvey’s work has been published in over 20 literary magazines. His book of short stories, IF YOU WERE WITH ME EVERYTHING WOULD BE ALRIGHT, won the Violet Quill Award for Best Gay Fiction of the Year and was named one of the “twenty books of note” by the Lambda Literary Review. The book was also translated into Italian and received enthusiastic reviews in Italy. One of the stories in the collection was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Ken has read his work on On Point, a program on National Public Radio, and is a frequent book reviewer for Edge Publications. Ken is also the author of the memoir, A PASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT. When not working on his own writing, he teaches a fiction writing workshop in Cambridge, MA. He lives in Boston and Toronto with his husband. Ken is a member of the Authors Guild. He holds an M.A. in Spanish from the Middlebury Language Schools and an M.F.A in creative writing and literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars.

David Pratt won a 2011 Lambda Literary Award for his novel BOB THE BOOK. MY MOVIE, his newest offering, is a highly acclaimed collection of stories. David Pratt has published short fiction in Christopher Street, The James White Review, Blithe House Quarterly, Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly, Velvet Mafia, Lodestar Quarterly, and other periodicals, and in the anthologies Men Seeking Men, His3 and Fresh Men 2. He has directed and performed his own work for the theater, including appearances in New York City at the Cornelia Street Café, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Flea Theater, Theater of the Elephant, and the Eighth Annual New York International Fringe Festival. He has collaborated frequently with Rogério M. Pinto, and he was the first director of several plays by the Canadian playwright John Mighton. David holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.

7:00 PM

Calamus Bookstore – Reading
92B South Street
Boston, MA 02111

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