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The 7th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Present Nights In Another Country

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Event:
The 7th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Present Nights In Another Country
Start:
October 21, 2014 6:30 PM
End:
October 21, 2014 8:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $10
Organizer:
Rainbow Book Fair
Updated:
October 6, 2014
Venue:
The LGBT Community Center
Phone:
212.620.7310
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Another Country Bureau flyer

The 7th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Present:

Nights In Another Country

Queer writers on the imagination, the public joys and private journeys of writing, exile, and coming home.

 

Reception starts at 6:30, event at 7 PM, until 8:30. Suggested donation $10, includes reception before the program.

The Bureau will be on hand to sell books by the participating authors.

 

What is the “Country of the Imagination”? Is it like James Baldwin’s Another Country, the place of freedom, longing, and hope? The 7th Annual NY Rainbow Book Fair, the largest lgbt book event in the US, in coordination with The Center at 208 W. 13th Street, as part of a kick off for the Friends of the Rainbow Book Fair, has asked four incredible writers to answer that question.

 

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Regie Cabico took top prizes in the 1993, 1994 and 1997 National Poetry Slams and a former Nuyorican Poets Grand Slam Champion. He co-edited Flicker & Spark: A Contemporary Anthology of Queer Poetry and Spoken Word, nominated for a 2014 Lambda Literary Award. Television appearances include HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and NPR’s Snap Judgement; his latest solo play, Godiva Dates and One Night Stands, received critical acclaim at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

 

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Rigoberto González is the author of fifteen books of poetry and prose. He is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine, and professor of English at Rutgers-Newark.

 

Photo by Jose Ramon

Photo by Jose Ramon

Charles Rice-Gonzalez is the author of the novel CHULITO which has been recognized by the Stonewall Book Awards of the American Library Association and the National Book Critics Circle, and he co-edited From Macho To Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction.He is the co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and is a Distinguished Lecturer in the English Dept. of Hostos Community College/CUNY.

 

Photo by Sophia Wallace

Photo by Sophia Wallace

Emanuel Xavier, the author of the poetry collections Nefarious, Pier Queen, Americano: Growing up Gay and Latino in the U.S.A., If Jesus Were Gay & other poems and the novel, Christ Like, an LGBT History Month Icon, also edited the anthologies Me No Habla With Acento- Contemporary Latino Poetry and Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry. He’s appeared twice on HBO’s Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry and continues to perform regularly around the world as a spoken word poet.

 

Come join these four fabulous artists in that Brave New World of queer letters, of dreams, desires, hopes, and books without borders. There will be time to mix, mingle, ask questions, get to know more about the Rainbow Book Fair, and our featured authors.

For more information about the Rainbow Book Fair: rainbowbookfair.org.

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