What: Reading by multiple Lambda Literary Award finalists from Chicago & the Midwest
Where: The Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted Street in the Senior Center
When: Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 PM
Why: The Lambda Literary Award Ceremony is just around the corner on June 3rd
Who: Co-hosted by The Lambda Literary Foundation and Gerber/Hart Library & Archives. Dr. Judith Markowitz, President of the Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF), will MC the event and the following authors are scheduled to appear:
- Ramon H. Rivera-Servera, finalist in LGBT Studies, reading from Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics
- Chris Paynter, finalist in Lesbian Romance, reading from Survived by Her Longtime Companion
- Lewis Wallace, finalist in LGBT Anthology, reading "Dirt Story" from Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?
- Laura Knight, finalist in LGBT Debut Fiction, reading from Three Cubic Feet
- Tracy Baim, finalist in LGBT Studies, editor of Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in American
- Anne Laughlin, finalist in Lesbian Romance, reading from Runaway
- C.P Rowlands, finalist in Lesbian Mystery, reading from Jacob's War
- E.M. Kokie, finalist in LGBT Children/YA, reading from Personal Effects
- Marty McConnell, finalist in Lesbian Poetry, reading from Wine for a Shotgun
The only book I've read from this list is Runaway by Chicago writer Anne Laughlin who I met last year at Women and Children First for the book's launch.
For the complete list of finalists in all categories click here. For more information about tomorrow's event contact the Gerber/Hart at (773) 381-8030.
Have you read any of the above?