Join Astraea on November 11th in New York City for a showcase event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Astraea’s Lesbian Writers Fund! The event will feature performances by award recipients and judges, a musical performance from Coco Mama, and a special presentation honoring the late Cheryl B.

The Lesbian Writers Fund provides grants  to emerging lesbian poets and fiction writers across the U.S. Grants are determined by a panel of judges. This year, the Fund awarded a total of $26,600 to 12 women whose work shows extraordinary promise in the arenas of fiction and poetry. A portion of these awards was made possible by Skip’s Sappho Fund at Astraea. Each year, awards are made from the Lesbian Writers Fund and the Lesbian Visual Arts Fund to artists located west of the Mississippi in posthumous honor of Skip Neal, a lesbian artist and Astraea supporter.

November 11th, 2011
8:00 PM

Brecht Forum

451 West Street [map]
New York, NY 10014-2041
Scorpios FREE (with appropriate scorpionic ID)
Everyone else:
$15.00 but no one turned away for lack of funds!


Featuring performances by:
R. Erica Doyle
Karma Mayet Johnson
Ana-Maurine Lara
Chinelo Okparanta
Kirya Traber
Lenelle Moïse
& a special presentation honoring the life & work of poet/writer/activist, Cheryl B

Musical Performance by Cocomama
Twirl by DJ RiMarkable

Doors  7PM Show 8PM
food & drink available for purchase.

Artist Accommodations generously sponsored by The Brooklyn Apartment.






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