Spanbauer and cover I Loved You More

Bureau at Second Tuesday Lecture Series for Tom Spanbauer Reading from “I Loved You More”

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Bureau at Second Tuesday Lecture Series for Tom Spanbauer Reading from “I Loved You More”
May 13, 2014 7:00 PM
May 13, 2014 9:00 PM
$10 suggested donation goes to The LGBT Center
Howard Williams
212 620 7310
May 5, 2014
The LGBT Center
212 620 7310
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208 West 13th Street, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Spanbauer and cover I Loved You More

The Bureau will be on hand selling copies of Tom Spanbauer‘s I Loved You More at his reading at The Second Tuesday Lecture Series at The LGBT Center in NYC.

Reserve a copy of the book in advance by contacting Greg Newton at

Doors open at 6:30 pm, talk at 7:00 pm (until 9:00 pm)

Tom Spanbauer is the critically acclaimed author of four bestselling LGBTQ novels and a noted writing teacher. As a writer he has explored issues of race, sexual identity, and the new families that we create for ourselves to surmount the families that we were born into.

Tom Spanbauer’s first novel in seven years is a love triangle with a gay main character who charms both gays and straights. I Loved You More is a rich tale of love, sex, and heartbreak, covering twenty-five years in the life of a emotionally wounded writer.

In New York, Ben forms a bond of love with his macho friend and foil, Hank. Years later in Portland, a struggling and ill Ben falls for Ruth, who provides care and devotion but cannot fulfill all of his needs. The real trouble starts when Hank reappears and meets Ruth. Set against a world of struggling artists, the underground sex scene of New York in the 1980s, and the confining Idaho of Ben’s youth, I Loved You More is the author’s most breathtaking and graphic novel.

The trailer for I Loved You More is available on YouTube:

Tom Spanbauer is the founder of the “Dangerous Writing” method that, like his novels, combines a fresh and lyrical prose style with solid storytelling. His students include Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, and Choke), Monica Drake, and Stevan Allred.
Tom Spanbauer lives in Portland, Oregon where he teaches. In addition to his new novel, his award-winning books include Faraway Places, The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon, In The City Of Shy Hunters, and Now Is The Hour. You can find more information about Mr. Spanbauer at his personal website:

More information and pre-registration available here.


The Second Tuesday Lecture Series is the longest running program at The LGBT Center. Since 1985, more than 140 speakers have made presentations in the arts, academia, and politics. Speakers representing every major cultural award, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, the Academy Award (The Oscars), Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Lambda Literary Award, and the National Book Award, as well as the UK Booker Literary Award, have made presentations. Through this program, Larry Kramer spoke about the plight of the AIDS Crisis in March 1987, thus beginning ACT-UP, the largest direct action AIDS organization in the world. For more information see


Established in 1983, the LGBT Community Center is at the heart of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in New York City, providing quality health and wellness programs in a welcoming space that fosters connections and celebrates our cultural contributions. The Center serves the community with a full-service approach to programming, from hosting arts and entertainment events and advocacy groups to offering youth and overall wellness programs. Each year, the Center welcomes more than 300,000 visits to their building in the West Village. To learn more, visit

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Howard Williams, Second Tuesday Curator,
Robert Woodworth, Robert@GayCenter.org212-620-7310