Lesbian Lit Book Group – Feb

This month we’re reading a book that hit a number of the “best of 2018” lists at the end of last year, Sadie by Courtney Summers. It’s told in alternate points of view, with one point of view being a podcast. (We meet the first Tuesday of the month to talk about books with woman-loving-woman characters/issues/storylines; all readers welcome.)

 

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Lesbian Lit Book Group – Dec

This month we’re reading a new release, Sugar Land by Tammy Lynne Stoner. It’s in the style of a traditional southern book but has lesbians. Woot! It’s been getting a lot of buzz so hopefully it can withstand our critical discussion. We meet the first Tuesday of the month and talk about books with lesbian characters/content/issues.

https://anotherreadthrough.indielite.org/book/9781597096270

Visiting author Calvin Gimpelevich and More

Calvin Gimpelevich is touring the West Coast in support of his debut collection, INVASIONS! Join us in the loft for an evening of excellent trans literature as he’s inviting others to read as well.

Of Invasions, Michelle Tea says: “Invasions blew my mind. Flipping between speculative worlds deeply rooted in realness and emotion and more familiar landscapes that tip on the edges of personal apocalypses, Gimpelevich’s writing is strong and sure, taking us places we really haven’t been. I’m hooked.”

Featuring Misha MoonGeeta Lewis, and possibly more TBA!

https://anotherreadthrough.indielite.org/book/9781682199107

Lesbian Lit Book Group – April

Up this month is the most recent winner of the Lambda Literary Award for fiction – Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss books with lesbian themes/characters/issues. All readers welcome.

Local Author Gillian Herbert

Join us in welcoming Gillian Herbert; she’ll read from her lesbian memoir Stark Truths: Living on High Alert, that Judith Barrington calls “a vital record that must never be forgotten.” Reading to be followed by Q&A and signing.

Lesbian Lit Book Group – August

With one month off because of the July 4 holiday, it feels like forever since we’ve met. We’ve had extra time to read Bittersweet by Nevada Barr, who usually writes mysteries/thrillers. This one is a story in the old west, though. Come and tell us what you thought of it! (We meet the first Tuesday of the month to talk about books with lesbian content/issues/characters. All readers welcome.)

Local Author Dolores Maggiore

Join us in celebrating the launch of Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp, a YA queer mystery by local author Dolores Maggiore. She’ll read, answer questions, and sign books. Plus, it’s a launch, so there will be bubbly!

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.

Pre-Pride Event with Peter Gajdics and Marnie Freeman

It’s almost Pride and we’re preparing ourselves with this event that discusses conversion therapy. Join Peter Gajdics (The Inheritance of Shame) and Marnie Freeman (To the One) with a reading and discussion on the topic.

Author Sandra de Helen

Sandra de Helen has just re-released her thriller, Till Darkness Comes, and in celebration, she’ll be reading a bit from it and also giving us a teaser of her other work, The Hounding, and The Illustrious Client. Maybe she’ll even read from her work in progress, The Valley of Fear.

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