Reading at Leimert Park Book Festival (LA) & National Queer Arts Festival (SF)

I’m reading at the Leimert Park Village Book Festival in LA this Saturday at the Vision Theater, 1:50-2pm.

I’m heading North to perform at 2 National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco in June (info below). Please spread the word to any interested Bay area folks!
***Please Forward Widely! Buy Your Tickets in Advance!***

The 2009 National Queer Arts Festival presents:

Testimonies, Chisme, Spilling the Tea: An Evening of Poetry

Monday, June 8, 2009, Doors Open at 7pm; Show at 7:30pm
SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $12 – $20

A literary event sure to sparkle, rectify and incite, as established & emerging poets scratch the page with literary histories — crossing generations, genres and borders of any and all imaginations. Join this intergenerational entourage of fierce queer writers and poets, as they
testify to the piercing pleasures of textual promise in poetry.

Featuring Dorothy Allison, Ching-In Chen, Elana Dykewomon, Rigoberto González, Eloise Klein Healy, Cole Krawitz, D.A. Powell, Ely Shipley & Griselda Suárez. Hosted by Jewelle Gomez.

The event will be followed by a book signing & reception.
For full program information visit:
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Co-sponsored by the Lambda Literary Foundation, Graywolf Press & Red Hen Press. This event is also supported by Poets & Writers, through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.
The 2009 National Queer Arts Festival presents:
Mythic Women, a celebration of small presses
Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 7:30pm
LGBT Center, Ceremonial Room
1800 Market St., San Francisco CA
Tickets: $12-$20
Buy Tickets on-line:

Celebrate the release of Maiana Minahal’s Legend Sondayo (Civil Defense Press) and Ching-In Chen’s The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press) and these independent presses nurturing the voices of queer women! Gathering an exuberant range of voices, aesthetics, and thematic concerns, this creative showcase is a celebration of the possibilities of queer women poetics, incorporating other poetic languages to reflect on the power of myth, lineage and history to expand/ limit our vision. Civil Defense Press, local activist and collectively-run press, continues to publish work that wouldn’t otherwise find a home in the mainstream publishing world. Arktoi Books seeks to give lesbian writers more access to “the conversation” that having a book in print affords.

Robyn Brooks ~ Ching-In Chen ~ Ananda Esteva ~ Judy Grahn ~ Eloise Klein Healy ~ Vanessa Huang ~ Danielle Montgomery ~ Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha ~ Maiana Minahal ~ Rajasvini Bhansali ~ Aimee Suzara


One Response to “Reading at Leimert Park Book Festival (LA) & National Queer Arts Festival (SF)”

  1. east bay sf ca Says:

    very nice stuff, my first time at your blog , i love the way you write
    got yourself a new reader here:)

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