The 2014 Trans Literary Salon, via the Leeway Foundation:



In conjunction with the 2014 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, Leeway presents our Second Trans Literary Salon highlighting the work of emerging literary artists from a diversity of genres including poetry, fiction, memoir, and spoken word. The salon will feature readings from Annie Mok (ACG ’13), Dark Matter, Imogen Binnie, J Mase III (ACG ’07), and KOKUMỌ. Audience members are invited to bring work to share. Hosted by J Mason III. Thursday, June 12 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832). Location is wheelchair accessible.

The 2014 Trans Literary Salon, via the Leeway Foundation:

In conjunction with the 2014 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, Leeway presents our Second Trans Literary Salon highlighting the work of emerging literary artists from a diversity of genres including poetry, fiction, memoir, and spoken word. The salon will feature readings from Annie Mok (ACG ’13), Dark Matter, Imogen Binnie, J Mase III (ACG ’07), and KOKUMỌ. Audience members are invited to bring work to share. Hosted by J Mason III. Thursday, June 12 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832). Location is wheelchair accessible.

rookiemag:

Why Can’t I Be You: Alison Bechdel

The cartoonist of Dykes to Watch Out For, Fun Home, and Are You My Mother? tells us how she got started. Interview by Brodie. Collage by Ruby A.

rookiemag:

Why Can’t I Be You: Alison Bechdel

The cartoonist of Dykes to Watch Out ForFun Home, and Are You My Mother? tells us how she got started. Interview by Brodie. Collage by Ruby A.

A piece of good news in South Carolina:

The College of Charleston - which recently became the target of government censorship in the form of tens of thousands of dollars in budget cuts for the crime of suggesting incoming freshmen read Alison Bechdel’s highly acclaimed graphic novel Fun Home - will be getting a very special visit.

The cast of the Off Broadway musical adaptation, as well as Bechdel herself, are headed to South Carolina to offer a special performance and a Q&A.

Two shows are happening on Monday, April 21st at 7pm and 9pm at the Memminger Auditorium. Tickets are available at theatre.cofc.edu.

amosmac:

Auntie Kate at home with Puggle and table made of mannequin legs + detail shot of the living room wall, photographed for THE HERO ISSUE.

© Amos Mac

Kate is fighting cancer again and needs our help.

topsidepress:

“Call me Sybil. This part of the story is the part where I break out of my restraints again and rip off my EKG and my IVs. Someone tried to kill me 2 weeks ago and I have a lot of coagulated blood saturating my brain. It makes it hard to communicate with the nurses cuz I seem to stutter, mumble, and when I try to talk, I can’t remember the right words. 
You have two speech centers in your brain called Werner and Brocha. One turns thought into language, the other turns words in your head in to speech. They also work the other way turning speech into understanding into thought. If someone smashes an iron pipe in to this part of your brain, which is right next to your left ear, then those functions might get impaired, for months or more.”
From I’ve Got A Time Bomb, a novel by Sybil Lamb, coming June 2014Help us bring this book into the world by pre-ordering today!

topsidepress:

Call me Sybil. This part of the story is the part where I break out of my restraints again and rip off my EKG and my IVs. Someone tried to kill me 2 weeks ago and I have a lot of coagulated blood saturating my brain. It makes it hard to communicate with the nurses cuz I seem to stutter, mumble, and when I try to talk, I can’t remember the right words.

You have two speech centers in your brain called Werner and Brocha. One turns thought into language, the other turns words in your head in to speech. They also work the other way turning speech into understanding into thought. If someone smashes an iron pipe in to this part of your brain, which is right next to your left ear, then those functions might get impaired, for months or more.”

From I’ve Got A Time Bomb, a novel by Sybil Lamb, coming June 2014

Help us bring this book into the world by pre-ordering today!

gingerhaze:

YOU GUYS!! Thank you to EVERYONE who picked up a copy of LUMBERJANES #1 this week! We’re all so excited with the response. And if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it’s not too late!!
If you’re interested in finding it at a local shop, www.findacomicshop.com. A lot of stores have sold out, but if you request one, they should order more for you! And remember that pre-ordering from a comic shop is THE BEST way to ensure a copy for yourself and support the series.
It’s available digitally on comixology!
Or if you’re interested in print copies arriving at your door step, get it from BOOM!

This comic was SO GOOD! I had high expectations for it and they were all met. There were the first hints of its queer girl couple being coupley, but I didn’t even mind that it didn’t get too explicit yet - the whole comic is a big ball of girl-love-positivity and I loved every minute of it. The end pages include a music mix from one of the characters that includes some rad artists like Laura Jane Grace, Janelle Monae and Jenny Owen Youngs. Definitely worth picking up - for yourself or a young comics-lover in your life!

gingerhaze:

YOU GUYS!! Thank you to EVERYONE who picked up a copy of LUMBERJANES #1 this week! We’re all so excited with the response. And if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it’s not too late!!

  • If you’re interested in finding it at a local shop, www.findacomicshop.comA lot of stores have sold out, but if you request one, they should order more for you! And remember that pre-ordering from a comic shop is THE BEST way to ensure a copy for yourself and support the series.
  • It’s available digitally on comixology!
  • Or if you’re interested in print copies arriving at your door step, get it from BOOM!

This comic was SO GOOD! I had high expectations for it and they were all met. There were the first hints of its queer girl couple being coupley, but I didn’t even mind that it didn’t get too explicit yet - the whole comic is a big ball of girl-love-positivity and I loved every minute of it. The end pages include a music mix from one of the characters that includes some rad artists like Laura Jane Grace, Janelle Monae and Jenny Owen Youngs. Definitely worth picking up - for yourself or a young comics-lover in your life!

neutralize:

You guys, two of my poems were selected for the latest issue of Denver Quarterly and one of them was chosen for the back cover! I don’t know if that means I should feel really special, but I’m going to go ahead and feel really special just in case. Buy a copy and tell them it’s because you love me! 

neutralize:

You guys, two of my poems were selected for the latest issue of Denver Quarterly and one of them was chosen for the back cover! I don’t know if that means I should feel really special, but I’m going to go ahead and feel really special just in case. Buy a copy and tell them it’s because you love me! 

Long overdue apologies to the people in my tumblr inbox offering me review copies of their books! I’ve never been offered review copies before a few weeks ago, and then suddenly got a lot of requests at once and felt a bit overwhelmed (tumblr’s inbox functionality that keeps no record of interactions makes me a bit nervous about responding to things, too…). As always, I like hearing about what people are publishing, so don’t take me silence as disinterest!

However, I am not accepting review copies at this time. At the moment I don’t know from one week to the next how busy I’m going to be and if/when I will get around to your book, so it doesn’t feel fair to my schedule or your book. The solution is probably to take on a co-contributor to queerbookclub at some point, but I haven’t decided how I’m going to go about that yet. When I do, I will let everyone know.

Thank you!

We’ve extended our search for a transgender contributer

bisexual-books:

We’re looking for another contributer to join us here at Bisexual Books! 

When Ellie and Sarah started this blog a year ago we had no idea if anyone would even care about bisexuality in literature.  Well, besides us.  We were grateful to bring on Evan last fall but we still want to expand!

Sadly we can’t pay you.  This is a labor of love.   However, you’ll be joining three kick-ass bisexuals who are passionate about the power of stories and information to improve the lives of real people.

Now down to business.   

We feel like we’ve got this cis thing covered, so we’re looking for a transgender bisexual to join our motley crew.   We’re using transgender as an umbrella term here so as long as you identify as trans in some way, that is good enough for us.  

 What else are we looking for? You must:

  • Be a reader, i.e. you must read a lot.  You self-define what this means.
  • Have the time to put up one review or analysis of at least 3 paragraphs once a week or more
  • Have time to add cool things of interest to the queue a couple times a week
  • Speak and write in fluent English
  • Be over 18 (since we review erotica here)

Some things would be neat but not required:

  • If you regularly read adult fiction (especially science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction)
  • If you read in another language than English
  • Members of historically disadvantaged communities encouraged

Interested parties should email us at bisexualbooks@gmail.com  Tell us a little bit about yourself including your age, location, and preferred pronouns along with a writing sample.   This could be a review of a book, or an analysis of something relating to bisexuality.  Anything you’d like.  We want something that tells us who you are and why you are awesome :)

New deadline is April 30th.  

Please help us share this as widely as you can

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