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Putting It Out Yourself Panel At OutWrite

Permanent Link | Posted by Front Desk on June 12, 2013 4:12 PM


puttingitout.pngAre you writing your own book or ever considered publishing your own collection of poems? The OutWrite planning committee has your back! This panel will be led by three self-published authors, Michael Christopher, Rashid Darden, and Lisa Moore.

Michael Christopher has been an active voice in the LGBT community as an author, publisher, illustrator, lecturer, and artistic advisor to several outreach campaigns throughout the United States. He launched his own comic series Living The Life in 1998, which initiated as and blossomed into a multiple book series. His later book From Top to Bottom delves into the topic of masculinity within the LGBT community. His last novel, Unspeakable, deals with male sexual abuse. When Michael Christopher realized that there was something missing in the LGBT community of color, he co-founded SWERV. SWERV is a quarterly arts and entertainment magazine focusing only on people in the community making great strides in art, music, literature, activism and politics by celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream.

Rashid Darden is the author of Birth of a Dark Nation, first in a series of novels about African vampires brought to America during the transatlantic slave trade. He has also written novels and self-published a poetry book called The Life and Death of Savion Cortez, which is about love and loss.

Last, but certainly not least, Lisa C. Moore will also be on the Putting It Out Yourself Panel. She is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes work celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Moore is the editor of Does your mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories, co-editor of Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity, and co-editor, co-compiler and co-publisher (with Vintage Entity Press) of Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBTQ Books. She is executive producer and writer of the Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project.

You can RSVP to the facebook event by clicking here.

The OutWrite Book Fair is a weekend full of book readings, book vendors, book discussions, poetry readings and more. We have both new and used LGBT themed books and magazines for sale all day long. In addition to book vendors, the DC Center has a large number of used LGBT books for sale. OutWrite always takes place the first weekend in August. Find out more at:

Be sure to also take a look at our FaceBook page for this event.


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