New York Book Week, the Pink Edition: And the Lammie’s!

Awards season keeps on rolling with the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, May 14 honoring recipients in 32 media categories, including:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
The Kids Are All Right
(Focus Features)

Am I the only one who didn’t like this movie at all? Annette Benning was great (but that house, oh that house, stole every scene!) and I am thrilled to see a lesbian couple and their family on the big screen but after 40 minutes, I needed a glass of wine. Two, actually.

BookExpo America (BEA) is next week no watch out for tons of bookish folks crowding the streets next week—easily identifiable by their canvas tote bags emblazoned in neon with the new, new children’s book character or anything with fangs (or maybe it’ll be fallen angesl this year…) Anyway, swag aside, lots of book events around town and at great bookstores like Greenlight, Word, 192 Books, and powerHouse. Some GLBTQ highlights, below. Happy celebrating!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1. Reading and Signing with Charlaine Harris, author of Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Book 11

The Bryant Park Reading Room, located on the 42nd Street side of the park, under the trees, between the back of the NYPL & 6th Avenue

12:30 – 1:45 PM

FREE and open to the public

2. Paperback Launch party for Emma Donoghue’s ROOM

The powerHouse Arena

37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Emma Donoghue reads and signs from her acclaimed novel ROOM, just out in paperback. Drinks will be served.

Thursday, May 26

3. Lambda Literary Awards and awesome after party!

Friday, May 27

4. Bi Lines IV: A Celebration of Bisexual Writing in Reading, Music & Culture

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

208 W. 13 St., 7-8 Ave, NYC, 10011

6:30-9:30 pm: Book signings 6:30, Program 7-9:30

Free (donations appreciated)

Come to the biggest bi culture event of the year in NYC: amazing authors, live music and a bi art exhibit! Bi Lines is a reading and multi-arts event to honor the winners, finalists and nominees of the Bisexual Fiction and Nonfiction Lammy Awards, hosted by the Bi Writers Association.

Authors: Cecilia Tan/Black Feathers, Daniel Allen Cox/Krakow Melt, Ann Herendeen/Pride/Prejudice, Michael Gregg Michaud/ Sal Mineo, Malena Watrous/If You Follow Me, Georgeann Packard/Fall Asleep Forgetting, Ann Tweedy/Beleaguered Oasis, Nora Olsen/The End: Five Queer Kids Save The World.

Musicians: Robin Renee, Rorie Kelly and Ben Silver.

Comedy & song: Donna Redd.

Plus bi art exhibit representing over a dozen bi artists.

BWA website and BWA “Bidar” blog

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2 Responses to New York Book Week, the Pink Edition: And the Lammie’s!

  1. Julie says:

    I didn’t love the movie either! There were great pieces and parts, but as a whole I didn’t think it all came together. It was suggested to me at a party that I felt that way because I’m not a lesbian and couldn’t understand. I politely disagreed.

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