I’d like to share some, hopefully, good news. Starting May 31, San Francisco will host the month-long, 12th annual National Queer Arts Festival (see below), and as part of the venue, a group called GuyWriters will be presenting literary readings at the LGBT Community Center. They have asked me to attend and perform a reading from my novel, Island Song, on Friday, June 12th, starting at 7:30. I say “hopefully good news” because the first time I performed a book reading I became so nervous that I flubbed it up, big time.
So mark your calendars for June 12th if you’re planning to be in the foggy city, and drop in and see if I go 0-for-2 or managed to salvage my self-respect. Vegas is giving three-to-one odds on the former. The great news is that this gay writers group as also invited me to become an active member of their club. Guess someone there must have read Island Song and liked it.
The Queer Cultural Center Presents
The 12th Annual National Queer Arts Festival
May 31 – July 11, 2009 — San Francisco
San Francisco, CA… The National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF), now celebrating its 12th year, is a month-long festival of music, dance, visual art, spoken word, poetry, comedy, theater, and film featuring over 400 artists in 70 events and over 100 performances in 18 venues throughout San Francisco.
And for lovers of GLBT literature, GuyWriters returns to the National Queer Arts Festival on June 12th with a fabulous evening of poetry, prose and plays about love, relationships and community. Celebrating their fifth anniversary, this literary reading will be held at the LGBT Community Center in San Francisco and will feature a special guest writer to be announced.
More information on the National Queer Arts Festival is found here.