Friday, March 27, 2009

NY Rainbow Book Fair at The Center, NYC March 28, 2009

Saturday March 28, 2009
11AM - 6PM
New York Rainbow Book Fair
@ The Center
208 West 13th Street

(Between 7th & Greenwich Aves.)
New York, NY 10014

Dear friends,

This Saturday, March 28, is the first New York Rainbow Book Fair at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street ('tween 7th Ave. and Greenwich Ave. in Greenwich Village), from 11 to 6 pm. It's going to be fannn-tastic, I mean it, with an amazing line up of authors, publishers, poets, and other events.

This always works fabulously, except there's one thing missing: people who love books. I mean you, my friends who put up with my writing (and maybe even love it), and who care about the art of books themselves. Books are an intimate, personal, and telling part of human life. We talk through them, and with them. But they are losing out by the minute and this saddens me terribly. Still like any true believer, I'm always waiting for the Book Fairy to come dancing back in.

And at the Rainbow Book Fair, he (or she) will. Trust me.

So come to this great day of books! It's completely free, and open to anyone. And you'll find all kinds of books, from totally great to totally trashy and fabulous. Books for adults, for kids, and for the wild kid in any adult. But I want to see you there, and hope you'll come by and say hello to me.

Here's a list of readers, and poets. So, even if, for some reason, you can't find a single book to buy, then just come in (it's still March, and the weather ain't great outside) and hear some wonderful words spoken by talented writers.


Author reading—brief readings by featured authors at the Fair:

First Session: 11:15 to 11:45

Norman Beim, GNYIPA
Gene Kahn
Robin Glasser, Phaze Press
Steven Rivellino, Eighth Sea/Xlibris
Pamela Sneed, Vintage Entity Press

2nd Session: 12 noon to 12:30

Perry Brass, Belhue Press
Herukthuti, Vintage Entity Press
Bobbie Geary, The Graeae Press
Marquette Carney

3rd Session: 12:45 - 1:15

Francine Trevens, T & T Classics
Timothy Brough
Shawn Stewart Ruff
Carren Strock
G. Winston James, Top Ten Press

(Author readings coordinated by Michele Karlsberg Marketing and Management.)

Poets at the Poet's Salon (1PM - 4PM)

Poets Bill Kushner, Stephanie Gray, Eileen Myles, Douglas A. Martin, Tim Peterson, Betsy Andrews, Moonshine Shorey, Carol Mirakove, Joseph O. Legaspi, Jen Benka, Guillermo Castro, Elizabeth Reddin, and Regie Cabico will read their work on Saturday March 28th from 1-4 pm at the Center 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) NYC NY 10011.

The Poetry Reading is free and open to the public, and takes place during the NY Rainbow Book Fair: a LGBT Book Fair with publishers, authors, performance artists, a panel on the future of LGBT literature, and books to browse, read and buy! The Poet's Salon has been coordinated by Nathaniel Siegel.

Please forward this email to everyone you know who loves books and book people.

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