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.
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.)
It’s our second annual literary fundraiser for the amazing Pride Foundation. (See more here: https://www.pridefoundation.org). 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.