A Week at Saint And Sinners--A Queer Literary Festival

For years I have been hearing about the legendary Saints & Sinners Queer Literary Festival. I have heard nothing but amazing things, and was delighted when this year all the pieces fell into place for me to not only attend, but to participate on panels and in readings as well. Saints & Sinners, now in its… read more

Let’s Talk About Sex: Allison, Myles, and Woolf

Between the ages of 12 and 15, I spent at least four hours a day reading stories about sex between women. My time was divided between my father’s Letters to Penthouse collection, and Xena: Warrior Princess and Star Trek: Voyager fan fiction websites. It wasn’t just that these stories turned me on. It was that, whether they were about Ancient Greek warriors or varsity cheerleaders, these stories transported me from a small town where I was a scared, isolated lesbian to a fantasy world where women acted on their desires and were rewarded for it with love, community, and orgasms…. read more