Monday, July 18, 2005

LGBT Book Fair, Los Angeles

More than 20 leading LGBT authors and four bookstores will participate in what is believed to be the first-ever LGBT book fair in Los Angeles this Saturday, July 23 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles.

At this free event, authors will be on hand to discuss and autograph their books which will be available onsight through exhibiting bookstores, and most will participate in lively and interactive panel discussions throughout the day.

These are some of the panels that will be offered throughout the day:

11-11:45 am
"Telling Our Stories: The Evolution and Importance of Gay Narrative," facilitated by Felice Picano

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
"The L Word: Lesbian Culture, Humor, Sexuality in the 21st Century," facilitated by Terry DeCrescenzo

12:30 - 1:15 pm
"Gay or... Race, Sexuality, and Identity: Colorful Authors Speak Out," facilitated by Noel Alumit (I will be participating on this panel)

1:15 - 2 pm
"Sexing the Word: Poetry and Erotic Poetry," facilitated by Keeter Scott

2 - 2:45 pm
"The Hard Truth: The Role of Books in Addressing Issues Facing te LGBT Community," facilitated by Karen Ocamb

2:45 - 3:30 pm
"The Killing Kind: Gay Mystery Writers Talk About Their Craft," facilitated by Hal Bodner

3:30 - 4:15 pm
"How to Get a Literary Agent," facilitated by Ken Sherman

For updated list of participants and panels, please visit the LA Gay and Lesbian Center website (

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