Friday Reads: Lambda Lit & Publishing Triangle Awards
I was a judge this year (can I reveal that yet?—I won’t tell you what for until I know for sure) so I’ve been reading reading reading many books in the past few months. I read a lot anyway, but this has been a crunch. It was exciting to have a part in choosing the best ones.
The Lammys award ceremony will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City (333 W. 23rd St), followed by a private after-party nearby. I’ve attended the last two years (and wrote about them both for CarnalNation.com), and I’ll be attending again this year. It’s such a pleasure to show up and be familiar with so many of the books and authors, so many of the presenters and judges, and to feel like I’m really part of the queer literary community.
(And next year, I’ll have my own book out!)
I encourage you to look through these great lists and pick a couple to read, even if you don’t usually read queer stuff, even if you don’t care about the awards, just to show your support. I still have quite a lot more I would love to read, I haven’t read any of the poetry this year, and there are many that I haven’t Here’s a couple of my favorites—out of the ones that I’ve read, anyway—that I highly recommend.
- 01/06/2014 • Resiliance and Rebuilding: 2013 in Books, Music, and Writings on Sugarbutch
- 05/27/2013 • Protected: Exciting things from last week! and also, ALASKA OR BUST!
- 05/21/2013 • Writing your story is “an investment in one’s self,” and more from Amber Dawn
- 05/21/2013 • “How Poetry Saved My Life” Reading with Amber Dawn (& me!) on Wednesday in SF