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December 10, 2016

Mystery & Romance with Ann Aptaker, Jean Copeland & Maggie Cummings

 

Give a gift of crime and passion this season! And enjoy a zesty night with writers Ann Aptaker, Jean Copeland, and Maggie Cummings at a reading and book signing. Fill her stocking with Mystery & Romance from BGSQD!
 
 
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Ann Aptaker: Ann Aptaker’s debut novel, “Criminal Gold” was a Goldie Award finalist last year. Her second book, “Tarnished Gold,” was this year’s Lammy Award and Goldie Award winner. Both books have earned excellent reviews from Curve Magazine, Crimepieces, Rainbow Reads, and other print and internet venues. Her Cantor Gold crime series celebrates her favorite themes: dangerous women, crime and mystery fiction, and New York City history. The third book in the series, “Genuine Gold,” releases in January. 
 
 
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Jean Copeland: Jean Copeland is an English teacher and author of lesbian fiction. Her debut novel, “The Revelation of Beatrice Darby,” won the 2016 Alice B Lavender Award and the Golden Crown Literary Society “Goldie” for debut author. She is also the author of “The Second Wave,” available now, and “Twice Around” coming in 2017. She resides in Connecticut with her cat, Charlotte.

 
 
Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings: Maggie Cummings lives in Staten Island with her wife and their two children. She has degrees in English, theatre and criminal justice. She works in law enforcement in the NYC metropolitan area. She is the author of Totally Worth It and Serious Potential, the first two novels in the Bay West Social series. She is currently juggling work on the series finale as well as a standalone novel to follow.
 

 

 

 

Start: December 10, 2016 7:00 PM
End: December 10, 2016 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

December 8, 2016

Launch Party for “Queer Methods” Issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly

 

Please join guest editors Matt Brim and Amin Ghaziani for the launch of “Queer Methods,” the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, published by The Feminist Press. “Queer Methods” presents pioneering feminist work on queer research practices across the disciplines, including sociology, performance studies, African American studies, lesbian cultural studies, critical psychology, African studies, transgender studies, media and digital studies, history, and literature. WSQ proudly features new poetry and prose selections by cutting-edge writers.

 
 
Matt Brim is associate professor of queer studies and director of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He is author of James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination, as well as an interactive online study guide for teaching the HIV/AIDS documentary film United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. Currently, he is general coeditor of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly and is a contributing editor for the James Baldwin Review.

 

Amin Ghaziani is associate professor of sociology and Canada Research Chair in Sexuality and Urban Studies at the University of British Columbia. He is coeditor of A Decade of HAART and author of three books: The Dividends of Dissent, There Goes the Gayborhood?, and Sex Cultures. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Contexts, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Social Problems, and Theory and Society.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: December 8, 2016 7:00 AM
End: December 8, 2016 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

December 6, 2016

Union Square Presents: Imani Sims, (A)live Heart Book Release and Open Mic

 

Union Square Slam is thrilled to host an electric reading by Imani Sims, and celebrate her latest book release, (A)live Heart, out now on Sibling Rivalry Press and available at the Bureau!!!

7pm: Sign-Ups and Socialize
7:30pm: Open Mic
8:15pm: Imani Sims

$5 // All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible

About our Feature:

Imani Sims is a spicy Chai tea loving Seattle native who spun her first performance poem at the age of fourteen. Since then, she has developed an infinitely rippling love for poetry in all of its forms. She believes in the healing power of words and the transformational nuance of the human story. Imani works to empower youth and adults through various writing courses and interdisciplinary shows all over Washington. She is a 2016 CityArtist Grant recipient, Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas curator, and Gay City Arts Fellow where she brought Afrofuturism and Performance Art together for eight shows. Her book (A)live Heart is available from Sibling Rivalry Press.

 

 

Start: December 6, 2016 7:00 PM
End: December 6, 2016 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $5

December 4, 2016

Authored Truth

Sibling Rivalry Press Authors Imani Sims and Emily Jaeger, joined by Claudia Cortese, telling it like it is.
Come spend your Sunday afternoon with poems and opinions.
3:00pm: Book Signing
3:30pm: Show Starts.

 

 

Imani Sims

Imani Sims is a spicy Chai-loving Seattle native who spun her first performance poem at age 14. She believes in the healing power of words and the transformational nuance of the human story. Imani empowers youth and adults through various writing courses and interdisciplinary shows nationwide. Her book (A)live Heart is available on Sibling Rivalry Press.

 

 

Emily Jaeger

Emily Jaeger is an MFA candidate at UMASS Boston and co-editor/co-founder of Window Cat Press. A past Literary Lambda Emerging Writer and TENT fellow, her work has appeared in Four Way Review, Salamander, and Apt among others. Her chapbook The Evolution of Parasites was published by Sibling Rivalry Press.

 

 

Claudia Cortese

Claudia Cortese is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her first book, WASP QUEEN (Black Lawrence Press, 2016), explores the privilege and pathology, trauma and brattiness of suburban girlhood. Her work appears in Blackbird, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast Online, and The Offing, among others. The daughter of Neapolitan immigrants, Cortese grew up in Ohio and lives in New Jersey. She also lives at claudia-cortese.com

 

 

 

 

 

Start: December 4, 2016 3:00 PM
End: December 4, 2016 5:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 212 620 7310 x300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

December 3, 2016

A Night of Fiction with Gerard Anthony Cabrera, Brad Windhauser, and Cameron L. Mitchell

 

Join us for a night of fiction featuring authors Gerard Anthony Cabrera, Brad Windhauser, and Cameron L. Mitchell. Gerard and Cameron will be reading their recent short story work while Brad will be reading from his recent novel The Intersection.

 

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Gerard Cabrera is an original of Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of basketball, Doctor Seuss, and Doctor Timothy Leary. He holds degrees from Brandeis University, Hunter College/CUNY, and Northeastern University School of Law. His fiction has appeared in JONATHAN. He practices law and lives in New York City.

 

Windhauser Author

Brad Windhauser is originally from Southern California, although he lives in Philadelphia. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and is an Associate Professor (Teaching/Instructional) of writing at Temple University. His short stories and work have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Santa Fe Writer’s Project Journal, Ray’s Road Review, Northern Liberties Review, and Philadelphia Review of Books and Jonathan. The Intersection is his second novel. www.BradWindhauser.com

 

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Cameron L. Mitchell grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and earned a degree in journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. His writing has appeared in The Queer South anthology, ImageOutWrite (v.5), Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Jonathan (issue 4), Glitterwolf Magazine, The Outrider Review, Blotter Magazine, The Gambler, and a few other journals and magazines. He currently lives in New York, where he works in archives at Columbia University’s medical school library. Mitchell is hard at work on his first novel. Find him on Twitter: @CameronLMitchel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: December 3, 2016 7:00 PM
End: December 3, 2016 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone: 212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.