An Evening of Queer Readings

An Evening of Queer Readings

Date(s) - 02/10/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East City Bookshop

OutWrite presents readings from four authors: Everett Maroon, Risa Denenberg, David Eye & Craig L. Gidney. Moderated by Joe Okonkwo.

Everett Maroon is a memoirist, pop culture commentator, and speculative fiction writer. He has a B.A. in English from Syracuse University and went through an English literature master’s program there. He is the author of Bumbling into Body Hair and The Unintentional Time Traveler.

Risa Denenberg is a co-founder and editor at Headmistress Press, an independent publisher of books of poetry by lesbians. She has published three chapbooks and two full length books of poetry, most recently, “Whirlwind @ Lesbos” (Headmistress Press, 2016). “A Slight Faith”, her third poetry collection, is forthcoming from MoonPath Press.

David Eye’s first book of poems, Seed, was chosen by award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral for The Word Works, an independent press based in Washington, DC. It will be released in early 2017. His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in BLOOM, Cider Press Review, The Good Men Project, Hunger Mountain, Lambda Literary, The Louisville Review, and elsewhere.

Craig Laurance Gidney writes both contemporary and genre fiction. He is the author of the collections Sea, Swallow Me & Other Stories (Lethe Press, 2008), Skin Deep Magic (Rebel Satori Press, 2014), and the Young Adult novel Bereft (Tiny Satchel Press, 2013).

Joe Okonkwo’s debut novel Jazz Moon, set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance and glittering Jazz Age Paris, was published by Kensington Books in 2016. David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl and The 19th Wife has called Jazz Moon “A passionate, alive, and original novel about love, race, and jazz in 1920s Harlem and Paris — a moving story of traveling far to find oneself.”


2 thoughts on “An Evening of Queer Readings

  1. I wonder whether there is any possibility of arranging for Paul Elliot Russell to speak at the festival. He is a professor at Vassar College and the author of several novels that I have recently read: “Immaculate Blue”, “Boys of Life” and “Salt Point” (which is on my reading list), among others. I am currently reading “The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabakov”. I finf his work to be extremely compelling.


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