Sunday, April 17, 2005

See you at The Center

Lammy Finalists Read at NY Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

The Lambda Literary Foundation invites you to "Voices of New York: An Evening of Lambda Literary Finalists Readings." This free event takes place on Thursday, April 28th, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the NY Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, located at 208 West 13th St, NY NY 10011. The featured authors will be reading from their books, all finalists for the upcoming Lambda Literary Awards for achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender writing.

The event combines the talents of a diverse collection of writers including:

Colm Tóibín, The Master (Gay Men's Fiction Finalist)
Alexis De Veaux, Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde (Biography Finalist)
Susan Stinson, Venus of Chalk (Lesbian Fiction Finalist)
Aaron Krach, Half-Life (Gay Men's Debut Fiction Finalist)
Mark Wunderlich, Voluntary Servitude (Gay Men's Poetry Finalist)
Amy King, Antidotes for an Alibi (Lesbian Poetry Finalist)
Andrea Barnet, All-Night Party (LGBT Studies Finalist)
Morty Diamond, From the Inside Out (Transgender Finalist)
K. Warnock, Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 (Erotica Finalist)
Will Fabro, Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Men's Fiction (Fiction Anthology Finalist)

The reading will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.; book sales will be provided by Oscar Wilde Book Store. The reading will conclude with a wine reception and a display table will feature LGBT press packets, writing contests, and calls for submission.

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The Lambda Literary Awards recognize and honor the best in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature. From thousands of nominations received from across the country, five nominees were selected in each of 20 categories. A panel of 74 judges, chosen to represent the diversity of the LGBT literary community, will determine the final winner from the finalists in each category.

The winners of the 17th annual Lambda Literary Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony in New York City on Thursday, June 2, 2005 (on the eve of the BookExpo America Convention). The event will be hosted by the Center for Lesbian Gay Studies at the City University of New York, and will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue. For more information on the Lammy Awards, please consult the Web site, or e-mail LBR Managing Editor Jonathan Harper at
The non-profit Lambda Literary Foundation is the only national organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of gay and lesbian literature. The Foundation publishes the Lambda Book Report, a monthly GLBT book review and writers resource magazine, and the James White Review, a gay men’s literary quarterly.