Cardamone Graves Hoffman

New Gay Fiction: Cardamone, Graves, Hoffman

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New Gay Fiction: Cardamone, Graves, Hoffman
January 29, 2016 7:00 PM
January 29, 2016 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
212 620 7310 ext. 300
December 16, 2015
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cardamone Graves Hoffman


Tom Cardamone, Michael Graves, and Wayne Hoffman will read from their new works of gay fiction.


Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.


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Tom Cardamone

Tom Cardamone is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning speculative novella Green Thumb and the erotic fantasy novel The Werewolves of Central Park as well as the novella Pacific Rimming. His short story collection,Pumpkin Teeth, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Black Quill Award. Additionally, he has edited The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered and the anthology Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy!, which was nominated for the Over The Rainbow List by the LGBT Round Table of the American Library Association. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, some of which have been collected on his website:


Night Sweats Cover Cardamone


Night Sweats: Tales of Homosexual Wonder and Woe
Set in Japan, small town America, midnight Manhattan, ancient Greece, Rome, and beyond, these stories run the gamut of urban nightmare, gay love lost and found, dragons, super villains, a fairy addicted to meth, and Satan on the subway. Readers of Night Sweats will find tales that push boundaries while supplying ample scares, erotic thrills, much wonderment, and some woe.



Michael Graves

Michael Graves is the author of Dirty One, a collection of short stories. This book was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and an American Library Association Honoree. His fiction and poetry has been featured in numerous literary publications. Connect with him at




Reggie Lauderdale suffers from a crisis of faith. His cousin, Elmer Mott, dreams of becoming their hometown mayor. Both boys are stuck in suburbia trying to be adults… but they aren’t sure how to be themselves yet. When a twist of fate sends them fleeing in a stolen limousine, the cousins escape to Florida where they meet a retired televangelist, who inspires them on a path of glitzy sermons and late night parties. But are the celebrations sincere or deceptive? And who is keeping tabs? Who is watching?
Parade is a tour-de-force, comic tale of religion and government.



Wayne HoffmanOlder Man headshot (smaller)

Wayne Hoffman is the author of three books—HARDSWEET LIKE SUGAR (winner of the Stonewall Book Award), and AN OLDER MAN. His essays and short stories have appeared in such collections as BEST GAY STORIES 2010FRESH MEN 2, and MAMA’S BOY. As a cultural reporter, he has written for the Washington PostVillage VoiceThe NationBillboard, and Instinct magazine; he is currently executive editor of Tablet magazine. He lives in the West Village and the Catskills.


Hoffman Older Man cover

AN OLDER MAN is about a gay man struggling to come to terms with getting older, while he searches for love and sex in Provincetown. Jeff Mann (CUB) called the book “as much a touching examination of aging and loneliness as it is a witty tale of sexual shenanigans during Provincetown’s Bear Week.” AN OLDER MAN is a sequel to Wayne’s debut novel, HARD.