Chana Wilson: The Power and Fury of the Past

“…In Greenwich Village, we’d go dancing in lesbian bars, to raucous dyke parties heavy with pot smoke, and to poetry and music events at the women’s coffee house.”

Chana Wilson and her mother were both rescued from the claustrophobic 50s by the Second-wave feminist movement of the 70s. In Wilson’s Riding Fury Home (Seal Press), she writes an inspired account of how the burgeoning revolution directly and radically changed her and her mother’s lives…. read more

Laurie Weeks: Making Magic Out of the Real

“I’m trying to find my own map to some zone that offers the potential to reclaim simple awareness and curiosity and connection, as well as a devotional kind of re-enchantment of the ordinary in a country where utter disenchantment of the world is the norm.”… read more

Giovanni's Room profiled in ABA's Bookselling This Week

This week LambdaLiterary.org editor, Karen Schechner profiled Giovanni’s Room, the oldest gay and lesbian bookstore in the country, for Bookselling This Week. When the Philadelphia bookstore asked customers for help with a large-scale renovation, the response was overwhelming. Authors Edmund White and Christopher Rice also participated in benefit events. “Thirty years later we had that same kind… read more