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NEW YORK—Bestselling authors, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Elliot Tiber and Frank Anthony Polito will be signing copies of their latest books at Borders Park Avenue on December 1, 2010 at 7PM (461 Park Avenue).
The panel is part of December One at Borders, a series of special events at stores nationwide to commemorate World AIDS Day. Afterward, the authors will sign copies of their latest books, as well as earlier titles. The panel was curated by the Lambda Literary Foundation.
Borders will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of the book that day to Lifebeat—Music Fights HIV. Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention.
For more than seventeen years, Lifebeat has helped to mobilize the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and funds, and to provide support to the HIV-positive community. Lifebeat.org.
Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the New York Times best-selling author of I Am Not Myself These Days and The Bucolic Plague. In addition Kilmer-Purcell is the star of the television docu-series “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.” HarperCollins.com
Elliot Tiber is an artist, screenwriter and author of the 2007 memoir Taking Woodstock, written with Tom Monte, which was adapted as a movie of the same name by Ang Lee. elliottiber.com
Frank Anthony Polito is Brooklyn-based actor and playwright. Polito is the author of Band Fags! and the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel, Drama Queers! dramaqueers.net
Lambda Literary Foundation nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers. lambdaliterary.org
In addition to the New York panel, Lambda Literary Foundation set up author appearances benefiting Lifebeat at Borders in Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco. The full schedule here.
Borders has been a longtime supporter of Lifebeat—Music Fights HIV. In addition to developing the innovative national fundraising program December One at Borders, the chain sponsors Lifebeat’s annual Bid 2 Beat AIDS online auction. The fifth annual Bid 2 Beat AIDS auction kicks off on eBay on December 1 as well, with hundreds of celebrity items and experiences from Lady Gaga, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, and more.