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Violet Ghosts
October 18, 2019 7:00 PM
October 18, 2019 8:30 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
September 13, 2019
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Violet Ghosts-2


Acclaimed queer authors Trebor Healey and Craig Laurance Gidney explore the veil between worlds in their newest books, Falling and A Spectral Hue. These are stories of artists making contact with a metaphysical or mystical reality, expanding and queering our understanding of the world we live in. Healey and Gidney’s work portrays the otherworldliness of the southern border and America’s misunderstood African-American past. Their work is an invitation to an America that could be in the wake of an America that was, an America haunted with the promise of ghosts that cannot be forgotten and that can in fact enrich us. An America not so banal to call itself great, but one that can call itself whole.
Reception at 7 pm, followed by reading at 7:30 pm
Copies of Gidney’s A Spectral Hue and Healey’s Falling will be available for sale. To reserve books please write to us at Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!


Craig Laurence Gidney
Craig Laurance Gidney is the author of the collections Sea, Swallow Me & Other Stories (Lethe Press, 2008), Skin Deep Magic: Short Fiction (Rebel Satori Press, 2014), Bereft (Tiny Satchel Press, 2013) and The Nectar of Nightmares (Dim Shores, 2015). He lives in his native Washington, DC. His new novel, A SPECTRAL HUE, is out from Word Horde. Website: Instagram, Tumblr & Twitter: ethereallad.

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Recipient of a Lambda Literary award, two Publishing Triangle awards and a Violet Quill award, Trebor Healey is the author of A Horse Named Sorrow, Faun and Through It Came Bright Colors, as well as a poetry collection, Sweet Son of Pan and three collections of stories — A Perfect Scar, Eros & Dust and the recently-released Falling. He co-edited (with Marci Blackman) Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco and co-edited (with Amie Evans) Queer & Catholic. He lives in Mexico City.