This weekend is the Outwrite queer lit fest in Washington, DC, and I’m honored to be this year’s keynote. Instead of doing a dull speech about how ancient and wise I am (hah) I’m doing a pile of events and panels:
FRIDAY NIGHT I’ll be one of the lineup of storytellers at Smut Slam Cabaret, where I’ll tell a brief adventure of how being an erotica writer almost sent me to the emergency room. Don’t try this at home, kids. No wait, home is exactly where you should try these things…
SATURDAY DAYTIME at the DC Center:
Free and open to the public!
I’ll be exhibiting and selling books from 10am to 1pm and then sporadically between my many shindigs:
1:00 PM THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
Panel on queer publishing. With me will be Lisa Moore (Redbone Press), Steve Berman (Lethe Press), Lori Perkins (Riverdale Ave Books), and moderated by S. Andrea Allen (BLF Press).
3:00 PM CIRCLET PRESS 25th ANNIVERSARY HISTORY AND BINGO GAME
I’ll tell you a tale of how the past 25 years of publishing adventure has gone, and to keep it interesting we’ll make it a bingo game! That way you can win books. Come have fun with me.
5:00 PM EROTICA READING
I’ll be reading with three other authors, Christian Baines, Dena Hankins, and Michael M. Jones.
6:00 PM KEYNOTE PANEL: THE POLITICAL AND THE EROTIC
With me will be some of the writers and editors on the front lines of the intersection of sex writing and politics, Sunny Moraine, Michael M. Jones, and Lori Perkins.
All events except the Smut Slam are at The DC Center For the LGBTQ Community, 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC 20009.
If you’re on Facebook you can see the complete lineup of events here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/outwritedc/events/
If you’re avoiding Facebook for political reasons, unfortunately I can’t find the full schedule of events anywhere, and given that many LGBTQ folks have very good reasons to avoid Facebook it’s a bit disappointing that the event’s main website doesn’t seem to have a schedule up (but maybe I’m just not looking in the right place): https://thedccenter.org/outwrite/