WNBA-SF Fall Literary Salon
September 17, 2017, Sunday
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Home of Joan Gelfand, WNBA National Writing Contest Chair, in San Francisco–address provided after you RSVP.
Featured will be WNBA authors whose hot-off-the-press books are being lauded this year. Join us for a salon and free mixer. Refreshments provided.
An award-winning writer and LGBTQ activist since 1992, Kathleen Archambeau has just published a new book, Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes, filled with stories of queer heroes who overcame, persisted and lived life joyously out loud, completely on their own terms. With a foreword by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, the book highlights award-winning writers, choreographers, dancers, leaders, and everyday heroes, including Tony Kushner, Emma Donoghue, Bill T. Jones, Richard Blanco, MP Louisa Wall, Kate Kendell, London Fire Brigade firefighter Petra Barneveld, retired Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief, Stacy Taylor, and transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey — people who broke boundaries, broke some rules and paved the way for every generation to come.
Renate Stendhal, author of the award-winning Gertrude Stein in Words and Pictures, has published Kiss Me Again, Paris, a memoir of living in Paris in the late 70’s, when women were intellectually and sexually empowered. In the worlds of dance, theater, and cultural journalism, Renate crossed paths with some incredible characters, avant-garde artists like Meret Oppenheim and choreographer Pina Bausch, and writers like lesbian feminist Monique Witting. An excerpt of Kiss Me Again, Paris won 2nd place in the WNBA National Writing Contest in 2015. Published by IFSF Press in June, Stendhal’s book has garnered much positive press and it was featured this spring in the WNBA’s National newsletter The Bookwoman.
Time will be set aside for introductions. WNBA authors are welcome to bring books for sale and information about upcoming events to share!
Please RSVP by FILLING OUT THE FORM and make sure you specify whether you are bringing guests. There is a 35 participant limit for this event.