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Lambda Literary Award winner Catherynne M. Valente has been nominated for a Nebula Award for her novella, Silently and Very Fast. Meanwhile, Charlie Jane Anders has been nominated for Six Months, Three Days, a novelette published last June. In the Novel category, Genevieve Valentine is a nominee for her book, Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti. Check out the full list here.
Annual LGBTQ Book Festival Returning to Palm Springs: Bold Strokes Books will host 30 authors –all who have written books with LGBTQ themes– at its annual book festival. The festival starts on March 1, 2012 and ends on March 4, 2012. Authors will read parts of their most recent works, sign copies of their books, and more. For additional details, click here.
Lesbian Appointed Head of Chicago’s Shimer College: Susan E. Henking, Ph.D., an out lesbian, has been elected as the 14th President of Shimer College. She received an M.A. and PH.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and has been published extensively with works dealing with topics like religion, sociology, gender, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS. She will take office on July 1, 2012. [WindyCityMedia]
Bryn Mawr College Books Artist Villanova Canceled: Tim Miller, a gay artist, was to hold a weeklong workshop at Villanova on “exploring identity.” The Catholic university canceled the workshop because of supposed “explicit, graphic, and sexual content.” Students plan to hold a forum about the cancellation next week and theatre groups have already sent letters protesting Villanova’s decision. Meanwhile, the workshop will be held at Bryn Mawr from April 16, 2012 through April 20, 2012. [Philly]