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Reading with Actors of Olympus Nights on the Square, Book 2 of Juliana Series, LGBT History in the Early Post War Years

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  What if Your Love Was Illegal?   Actors will read from Vanda‘s recently released novel, Olympus Nights on the Square. This is a story about LGBT history in New York City during the early Post-War Years (1945-1955). Sexy, funny and deadly serious. Full of mobsters, the FBI, McCarthyism, lesbian pulp and “cures” for homosexuality. [...]

Tue. Nov 28, 2017 7:00 PM

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November 28, 2017

Reading with Actors of Olympus Nights on the Square, Book 2 of Juliana Series, LGBT History in the Early Post War Years

 

What if Your Love Was Illegal?
 
Actors will read from Vanda‘s recently released novel, Olympus Nights on the Square. This is a story about LGBT history in New York City during the early Post-War Years (1945-1955). Sexy, funny and deadly serious. Full of mobsters, the FBI, McCarthyism, lesbian pulp and “cures” for homosexuality.
 
Copies of Olympus Nights on the Square are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!
 
Reception at 7.

Reading at 7:30.

 

Vanda is working on a series of novels about LGBT history in New York City.

Juliana (Book 1, 1941-1944) was released in February 2016. Olympus Nights on the Square (Book 2) was released October 17, 2017.
From 2014 to 2016, Vanda produced a show based on Juliana at the Duplex Nightclub in which actors performed chapters from the book every month. The show included singing and dancing from the 1940s.

As a playwright, Vanda has received numerous honors, among them an Edward Albee Fellowship. Her play, Vile Affections, published by Original Works, was a finalist for a National Lambda Award.

 

 

 

Start: November 28, 2017 7:00 PM
End: November 28, 2017 9:30 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 $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

December 2, 2017

OUR HAPPY HOURS: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars

 

OUR HAPPY HOURS: Voices from the Gay Bars celebrates the heritage–and fast disappearing culture–of LGBTQ bars, often the only sanctuaries for LGBTQ expression and life. Eight authors featured in the OUR HAPPY HOURS anthology will read a short passage from their work, share reminiscences of LGBT bar culture, and participate in a Q & A with attendees. The authors will sign books, available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Ali Forney Center for LGBT  Youth in New York, and the Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia.

 

To reserve copies of Our Happy Hours, please write to contact@bgsqd.com.

 

 

 

 

Start: December 2, 2017 7:00 PM
End: December 2, 2017 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