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Disclosure: Michael Broder, Donna Minkowitz, Julene Tripp Weaver

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Disclosure: Michael Broder, Donna Minkowitz, Julene Tripp Weaver
August 12, 2017 7:00 PM
August 12, 2017 9:00 PM
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Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
July 31, 2017
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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Three writers read poetry and memoir about their experiences of disease and disability with an emphasis on the complex, difficult, and fraught issues of DISCLOSURE—to lovers, friends, family, employers, and the larger community.



Michael Broder

Michael Broder is the author of Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books, 2016) and This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from New York University, and a PhD in Classics from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Michael is the founding publisher of Indolent Books, the founding director of the Indolent Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, and the founding director of the HIV Here & Now project. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a backyard colony of stray and feral cats.


Donna Minkowitz

Donna Minkowitz‘s magical realist memoir, Growing Up Golem, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and for the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award. Her first memoir, Ferocious Romance: What My Encounters with the Right Taught Me about Sex, God, and Fury, won a Lammy. A former columnist for the Village Voice and The Advocate, she’s also written for Slate, The Nation, the New York Times Book Review, and Salon. She is the restaurant critic for Gay City News.


Julene Tripp Weaver

Julene Tripp Weaver is a native New Yorker who moved to Seattle in 1989. A psychotherapist, she worked in AIDS services for over 21 years. She is the author of truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS (Finishing Line Press, 2017), No Father Can Save Her (Plain View Press, 2011), and Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues (Finishing Line Press, 2007); a poem from this book was featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. She has poems published in: Anti-Heroin Chic, Riverbabble, River & South Review, Rat’s Ass Review, The Seattle Review of Books, HIV Here & Now, and elsewhere; a creative nonfiction piece about the night Jimi Hendrix died is published by Yellow Chair Press, In The Words of Women International 2016 Anthology. Find more of her writing at