Ayana Mathis, author of the NY Times best-selling and Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, will speak at The LGBT Center in NYC

Tuesday October 8, 2013
Reception at 6:30 pm, talk at 7:00 pm (until 9:00 pm)

The LGBT Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
$10 suggested donation goes to The LGBT Center

The Second Tuesday Lecture Series is thrilled to present Ayana Mathis, the author of the NY Times best seller The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. To confirm it’s popularity and universality, Oprah Winfrey chose Ayana’s debut novel as a reading for the Oprah Book Club 2.0. Ms. Mathis is a queer author who has included an unforgettable gay character in her family saga. She will read from the book, talk about writing it as well as her appearance on the Oprah show, and answer questions. Copies of the newly released paperback book will be available for purchase.

Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives in Brooklyn.


The Second Tuesday Lecture Series is the longest running program at The LGBT Center. Since 1985, more than 140 speakers have made presentations in the arts, academia, and politics. Speakers representing every major cultural award, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, the Academy Award (The Oscars), Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Lambda Literary Award, and the National Book Award, as well as the UK Booker Literary Award, have made presentations. Through this program, Larry Kramer spoke about the plight of the AIDS Crisis in March 1987, thus beginning ACT-UP, the largest direct action AIDS organization in the world. For more information see www.SecondTuesday.org.


Established in 1983, the LGBT Community Center is at the heart of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community in New York City, providing quality health and wellness programs in a welcoming space that fosters connections and celebrates our cultural contributions. The Center serves the community with a full-service approach to programming, from hosting arts and entertainment events and advocacy groups to offering youth and overall wellness programs. Each year, the Center welcomes more than 300,000 visits to their building in the West Village. To learn more, visit www.GayCenter.org.

Howard Williams, Second Tuesday Curator, Howard@SecondTuesday.org
Robert Woodworth, Robert@GayCenter.org, 212-620-7310

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