Annual Pride Foundation Literary Fundraiser

Happy Pride! We love to celebrate pride with this annual fundraiser for one of our amazing nonprofits that does so much to help LGBTQ people in the Pacific Northwest, Pride Foundation (, and featuring local queer writers. This year we’ll be hearing from Tammy Lynne Stoner (Sugar Land), Daniel Elder (The Museum Dose), and Kate Carroll de Gutes (The Authenticity Experiment). Come and learn about Pride Foundation, and support them and these fantastic queer authors, in a queer-owned bookshop, as part of your pride this month!


INCITE: Queer Writers Read

A bi-monthly, curated reading series hosted by authors Kate Gray and Kate Carroll de Gutes and Literary Arts. We’ll be selling books so you can support the queer authors that wow you at the reading/discussion.

This event is held off-site, at Literary Arts:

925 SW Washington St
Portland OR 97205

Lambda Literary Finalists Reading

Lambda Literary is announcing this year’s winners on June 12. On June 3 we celebrate the local finalists. We’ll have readings from Alexis Smith, Stephanie Adams-Santos, Qwo-Li Driskill, and Richard Compson Sater, with a Q&A led by last year’s winner in the memoir category, Kate Carroll de Gutes. What a way to usher in Pride Month.

Lesbian Lit Book Group – Feb

This month we’re doing something different and reading a book of essays. It’s our first, and one of the few memoirs we’ve read on top of that. It’s Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear by local author Kate Carroll de Gutes, and it won the Oregon Book Award for narrative nonfiction last year. (We meet the first Tuesday of every month to discuss books with lesbian themes/topics/characters/authors. All readers welcome.)


Pride Foundation Fundraiser with Local Authors Kate Carroll de Gutes, Robert Hill, Cait Spivey, and Kelly Jeske

It’s our second annual literary fundraiser for the amazing Pride Foundation. (See more here: Come hear and support local queer authors Kate Carroll de Gutes (Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear – Oregon Book Award winner, Lambda Literary winner), Robert Hill (The Remnants), Cait Spivey (From Under the Mountain), and past scholarship recipient Kelly Jeske. You’ll learn about Pride Foundation and the work that they do, have a literary good time with these local authors, and have a chance to help out Pride Foundation if you wish.


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