Gay City, Queer Geek! Seattle and Gay Romance Northwest Meet-up are partnering together for a special Gay City Meet the Author event with four Washington State writers who boldly explore star systems and fantasy realms while spotlighting LGBT main characters and relationships.

Join us on Friday, February 21 for “Gaylaxy Quest: A Celebration of Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy” for an out-and-proud and out-of-this-world evening of readings by local writers Astrid Amara, Ginn Hale, Laylah Hunter, and Samuel Jarius Pettit. From Lambda Literary-nominated fantasies to taut sci-fi thrillers to racy space romps, each author takes the reader on an exciting, imaginative journey.

The event will start at 7 pm and will include readings, a Q&A with the authors, and a post-event reception. The event is free.

Gaylaxy Quest: A Celebration of Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction
Friday, Feb 21 / 7 pm
Calamus Auditorium at Gay City
517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122


About the Authors

Astrid Amara is a Lambda Literary finalist for her fantasy epic The Archer’s Heart, and is known for both her contemporary and speculative romance works, including Policy of Lies, Water, and the urban fantasy anthology Irregulars.

Ginn Hale’s fantasy/steampunk novel Wicked Gentlemen was a Lambda Literary finalist and won the Spectrum Award for best novel. Her other works include the 10-part fantasy epic The Rifter, the two-part fantasy series Lord of the White Hell, and a contributing story in the urban fantasy anthology Irregulars.

Laylah Hunter writes speculative fiction, often queer, often erotic, often concerned with power dynamics, and sometimes all of those things at once. Laylah’s work includes stories in the fantasy anthologies All Wrapped Up and Masks Off Too!

Samuel Jarius Pettit is the author of the sci-fi novel Aklesh. Along with his writing, Pettit has appeared with Seattle Opera, Barrington Stage Company & VT. He teaches at Studio East in Kirkland and has worked regionally as choreographer and director of many stage productions, including Legally Blonde, Oliver, and Pirates of Penzance.


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