Meet authors Felice Picano and Carlos Mock when they read form their new works.
Felice Picano is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, fiction, memoirs, nonfiction, and plays. Felice is considered a founder of modern gay literature along with the other members of The Violet Quill. Some of his work includes: Like People in History, The Lure, Dryland’s End, and The New Joy of Gay Sex with Charles Silverstein. He will be reading from Nights at Rizzoli and True Stores Two.
Chicagoan, Carlos Mock, author of Borrowing Time, Papi Chulo, Cuba Libre & Mosaic Virus, will be reading from his new book of short stories Historias.
Join us November 17 at 6pm at La Taberna Tapas, 1301 S Halsted Street, Chicago or November 18 at 6pm at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N
2014-05-17 Windy City Times
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s 2014 Fueling the Frontline Awards, a first-of-its-kind event, was held in Chicago May 16 at the Mayne Stage Theatre in Rogers Park. Three Chicagoans were presented the award: Julio Rodriguez, Tracy Baim and the late Vernita Gray.
J. Bob Alotta, executive director of Astraea, also MC’d the event, and spoke with passion about the fund’s more than three decades of work nationally and internationally. She also promoted their “Fueling the Frontlines,” a three-year, $20 million campaign for global LGBTQI rights. The campaign will continue Astraea’s long tradition of funding cutting-edge LGBTQI-focused organizations through supporting activism, education and philanthropy.
Read full article, view photos and watch videos from the event here.
A New York-based alternative-to-detention project emerges to provide services to LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrant detainees