Sunday, July 29, 2012

Event Starts August 3 | Call for Literary Readings/ Discussions: The Outwrite LGBT Book Fair 2012 (The DC Center)

Post date: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Date: 3 - 4 August 2012

The OutWrite Book Fair will be two days full of book readings, book vendors, book discussions, poetry readings and more. We will have both new and used LGBT themed books and magazines for sale all day long. In addition to book vendors, the DC Center will have a large number of used LGBT books for sale.


Social Justice and Intersectional Activism
Friday August 3rd, 6:00 PM
Sharon Doetsch-Kidder reads from and discusses her new work: Social Change and Intersectional Activism, the Spirit of Social Movements. Presentation will be followed by panel discussion featuring activists highlighted in this new book.

Gay Pulp Fiction
Saturday August 4th, 2:00 PM
Phillip Clark presents Gay Pulp Fiction: The Guild Press and Gay Identity. In the 1950s and 1960s, gay men were told by social institutions that they were sick, sinful, or criminal. Some gay writers fought back against these claims with angry, funny, or defiant words.


Lady Business
Saturday August 4th, 4:00 PM
Poets Sally Bellerose, Cassandra Christenson, Julie R. Enszer, Gina R. Evers, Andy Izenson, and Ronna Magy come to the DC Center to read their work from the new anthology, Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry, available this August from Sibling Rivalry Press.
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Collective Brightness
Friday August 3rd, 7:00 PM
The first anthology of its kind, with poets representing the United States and many other countries, "Collective Brightness" gathers more than 100 established and emerging contemporary LGBTIQ poets writing from and about various faiths, religions, and spiritual traditions.
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Joseph Ross: Meeting Bone Man
Saturay August 4th, 1:30 PM
Author Joseph Ross comes to the DC Center on Saturday August 4th to read from his debut poetry collection Meeting Bone Man. Ross founded and directs the Writing Center at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. and has taught writing at American University.
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The OutWrite LGBT Book Fair will feature book readings, poetry readings, and literary discussions. If you are interested in scheduling a book-reading during the fair please e-mail


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