Friday, October 12, 2012


Three readings in the next week:

Saturday, Oct 13 BARtab's third annual Lit Crawl event
6:00 pm
BARtab hosts its third annual gay-themed reading event at Martuni’s, where the drinks are strong and the words are stronger. Featuring Mark Abramson, Christine Beatty, Lewis DeSimone, Jack Fritscher, and Jim Provenzano.

Mark Abramson is the author of the six-part Beach Reading series, set in San Francisco’s Castro district in the present while revering the neighborhood’s past.

Bay Area native Christine Beatty is a transsexual woman, former prostitute and junkie, and contributor to Spectator, Bay Area Reporter and SF Bay Times. Her latest book is Not Your Average American Girl.

Lewis DeSimone is the author of Chemistry and The Heart’s History. He is currently at work on his next novel, which he promises will be a comedy.

Jack Fritscher is Editor-in-chief of Drummer magazine, author, erotic photographer, videographer, and BARtab columnist.

Jim Provenzano‘s novels include the Lambda Literary Award-winner Every Time I Think of You. He’s the Bay Area Reporter’s Assistant Arts Editor and BARtab’s Editor.

Sunday Oct 14 at the OpenHouse' monthly social event
12:00 pm – 2:00 pmLast month’s social was so thoroughly enjoyable that we are bringing you another marvelous writer to enjoy! Please join us in welcoming  celebrated San Francisco author Jim Provenzano. His fourth novel Every Time I Think of You won the 2012 Lambda Literary Award in the Gay  Romance category. Provenzano will discuss his new book, as well as his three previously published gay-themed novels. He will have books  available for $15 for those who are interested. 50% of the profits will benefit Openhouse.

Free and Accessible. This is an event for men-identified persons. Transgender men are always welcome. For more information, call Openhouse at 415-296-8995, x16. Come and celebrate the LGBT men’s community, growing older together. If you can, please bring something to share.

Wed Oct 17 - at Magnet's Smack Dab, with Belo Cirpriani
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hosted by Larry-bob Roberts and Kirk Read, Smack Dab is all ages, all genders, all the time. This month featuring Belo Cipriani and Jim Provenzano.

In observance of National Disability Awareness Month (October), the authors discuss the very different ways in which disability influences their writing, as memoir (Cipriani) and as fiction (Provenzano).

Belo Cipriani is an award-winning author and speaker and loves cold pizza in the morning. He was awarded a fellowship in nonfiction by the Lambda Literary Foundation (2011), a writing fellowship at Yaddo (2012), and a writing residency at Holy Names University, Oakland CA, for the academic year of 2012/13.

If you miss them all, frak you!
No, seriously, here's a video someone took of my participation in the April 2012 Lambda Literary Awards finalist readings at the SF Public Library. It's a section from an early chapter of Every Time I Think of You. I guess I better pick a different excerpts to read for the new events.

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