Humorist Fay Jacobs and crime fiction author Ann Aptaker bring the distinctive New York language, sound, humor and danger to their award winning Lesbian literature. Join them for an evening of laughs and dark streets.
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Native New Yorker Fay Jacobs, and an Advocate Magazine 2019 Champion of Pride, has had a career in journalism, public relations and theater. Her one-woman comedy show, “Aging Gracelessly:50 Shades of Fay,” has played to sell-out crowds across the country, including New York’s Duplex Cabaret and aboard an Olivia cruise. She is the author of five books of humor: “As I Lay Frying,” “Fried & True,” “For Frying Out Loud,” “Time Fries-Aging Gracelessly in Rehoboth Beach,” and her latest, “Fried & Convicted-Rehoboth Beach Uncorked.” Her books and humorous essays have won numerous awards, including the 2008 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year for humor. As a journalist, Fay has written for The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, The Advocate, The Philadelphia Gay News, The Washington Blade, curve magazine, Delaware Beach Life and more.
Lammy and Goldie winner, native New Yorker Ann Aptaker’s first book, “Criminal Gold,” was a Golden Crown Literary Society’s Goldie Award finalist. Her next book, “Tarnished Gold” (Book Two in the Cantor Gold Crime Series), was honored with a Lambda Literary Award and a Goldie Award, the only mystery novel to win both awards for the same book. The third book in the series, “Genuine Gold,” won the 2018 Goldie Award. Book four, “Flesh and Gold,” is the newest book in the ongoing series. Ann’s short stories have appeared in two editions of the crime anthology Fedora, Switchblade Magazine’s Stiletto Heeled issue, and will be featured in the Mickey Finn crime anthology, releasing in 2020. She is one of six writers invited to provide a novella for Down & Out Books’ 2020 crime series. Her flash fiction, “A Night In Town,” appeared in the online zine Punk Soul Poet, and another flash fiction is featured in the Goldie winning anthology “Happy Hours: Our Lives in Gay Bars.” Ann is an art writer for various New York clients, and is an adjunct professor of art and art history at the New York Institute of Technology.