In April and May, I'll be joining other Lambda Literary Award finalists in Seattle and Chicago, where we'll all be reading from our nominated books. If you're in either city, please drop in and join us -- the more the merrier! (There are also readings going on in other cities -- the entire list is here)
SEATTLE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
Peter Boag is the author of Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011), finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Award in the category of Transgender Nonfiction. Peter is a native of Portland, Oregon, and holds the Columbia Chair in the History of the American West at Washington State University, where he teaches courses in American history, the history of sexuality and gender, and the history of the American West.
Dean Spade is an assistant professor at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. Dean's book Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, published by South End Press, is a finalist in the Transgender Non-fiction category.
Qwo-Li Driskill is co-editor along with Daniel Heath Justice, Lisa Tatonetti, and Deborah Miranda of Sovereign Erotics (University of Arizona Press, 2011), a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in two categories: BISEXUAL — Nonfiction and LGBT Anthology. All proceeds from the sale of this collection benefit the Two Spirit Society of Denver.
L. A. Witt is a romance author and a Seattle area native currently living in Bellevue, Nebraska. Her novel Static is a 2011 Rainbow Award winner for Transgender/Bisexual Science Fiction, and is also a Lambda finalist in both the Transgender Fiction and LGBT Fantasy/Sci Fi/Horror categories.
Chandan Reddy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington and the author of a number of essays and articles on the topic of race, sexuality and late capitalism. He’s written about the global city, racialized and gendered undocumented workers and the legislation of sexual minority "rights" under international human rights standards as well as on legal epistemologies, critical race theory and queer of color critique. His book, Freedom With Violence: Race, Sexuality and the U.S. State, is out by Duke University Press.
More information about the Chicago reading will be posted soon:
CHICAGO – THURSDAY, MAY 24
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
Please note: the library is currently moving locations. We will announce the venue address soon.
7 pm Reading
Confirmed authors: L.A. Witt, Katherine Scott Nelson, Martha Miller, David Trinidad, Lesley Gowan (Anne Laughlin), Karleen Pendleton Jimenez