Tuesday, March 4, 2008

In Other Words

Lipstick & I have been so busy, I didn't have time to recap one of the highlights of our book release so far. Last Thursday we read at In Other Words the only non-profit feminist bookstore left in this country. We love In Other Words and support it every chance we get, but what made this reading extra special was that we were joined by three other amazing queer writers.

Gabrielle Goldsby is a local lesbian romance writer who I met that night. She read from Such a Pretty Face one of her six books.

Diane Anderson-Minshall, our editor at Curve magazine, read from Blind Curves a lesbian murder-mystery she co-wrote with her transgender husband Jake.

Jake read from a hot new anthology that he's been published in called Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power. Jake's essay, “The Enemy Within: On Becoming a Straight White Guy,” was a powerful look at the personal and political implications of transitioning from lesbian feminist to straight white man.

Afterward we had a great interaction with the audience, answering some really great questions: like what do we do when we get a question we just can't answer and what our writing process is like.

This was a really fun event and we look forward to more joint readings with other queer writers.

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