Friday, April 16, 2010

Read with GuyWriters and K.M Soehnlein at the National Queer Arts Festival

GuyWriters is looking for poets, prose writers and playwrights to participate during this year's National Queer Arts Festival. Members of GuyWriters, along with award-winning writer K.M. Soehnlein, will be reading at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center on Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.

This year's reading is called "Small Town Boys: Gay Men Revisit Their Histories and Hometowns."

GuyWriters is looking for writers to contribute pieces about coming of age as a gay man in a small town. Whether you are from the Bible Belt or the Rust Belt, the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seaboard, we want to hear your stories.

We want poetry, fiction, plays and essays on life outside the big city. We want you to share your stories about the gay experience outside the San Francisco bubble. Submit pieces on gay life in Middle America and beyond, and stories of your childhood haunts. We want to know about the hometown you left behind and why you came to San Francisco.

Those interested in being considered for the event should send submissions to Please put NQAF submission in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is May 7.

K.M. Soehnlein is a Lambda Award winning author. His work has appeared in several anthologies, including "Boys To Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up," "Love, Castro Street" and "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys." His novel "The World of Normal Boys" is currently being developed as a feature film by Telling Pictures. A sequel to the book, "Robin and Ruby," was released in April. Soehnlein is originally from New Jersey, but currently lives in San Francisco where he teaches at the University of San Francisco.

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