Benefit Reading for Shade Literary Arts and Authors

On Friday June 5th, at 4pm PST, I will participate in an online benefit reading for Shade Literary Arts.

Joan Gelfand, Neil Perry Gordon, Anlor Davin, and Hari Lamba will also read, and I am honored to be included with these fine writers.

Details of the event are summarized below and more information is posted on the eventbrite link. Please note that you do not have to donate to watch the reading.

Description of virtual benefit readings for Shade Literary’s emergency fund for queer writers of color

First of all, Authors, Large and Small and Shade Literary acknowledge the injustice of wrongful law enforcement killings of Black people. We support Black Lives Matter and see and hear the affected communities.

Shade Literary Arts and Authors, Large and Small Literary Publicity are coming together to host virtual benefit readings for Shade Literary’s emergency fund for queer writers of color struggling due to coronavirus. The fund distributes small direct grants, usually of a few hundred dollars each, to as many individual applicants as possible.

These events are pay-what-you-can – no one turned away, but please give as much as you can because your help directly impacts people’s lives. These events take place Friday June 5th, Friday June 12th, and Friday June 19th, all at 4pm to 5:00 pm PST and will be recorded so ticket-holders can listen later.

Here’s the lineup for the third event, Friday June 5th, at 4pm PST

Joan Gelfand (novelist, poet and filmmaker, will read ecological poetry about the Pacific Northwest)

Terry Tierney (poet, speaker, scholar of Victorian literature, will read from his latest book A Poet’s Garage)

Neil Perry Gordon (historical fiction writer, will read from Hope City, about 1890s Alaskan pioneers)

Anlor Davin (tennis star, classroom teacher, Zen meditation leader, will read from her memoir Being Seen, about life with an autism diagnosis)

Hari Lamba (engineer and environmental activist, will read from his new book Brighter Climate Futures in honor of World Environment Day)

Artie’s Dodge–Today’s Story from the Fictive Dream Archives

Fictive Dreams, one of my favorite online journals, tweeted a link to my story, Artie’s Dodge, which they published two years ago.

Curt’s friend Artie always has an angle, and when he arrives clean-shaven at Curt’s apartment, Curt knows something’s up.

The Poet’s Garage is Alive!

My poetry collection, The Poet’s Garage, was published today by Unsolicited Press! My thanks to the editors, friends, and fellow writers who helped make it happen. Here’s a link to the press release:

The Poet’s Garage is available from Unsolicited Press, Powell’s, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other retailers. You can also support your local bookstore by searching for them on Indiebound.