Please join us for a reading by four wonderful LGBTQIA+ authors! We'll have copies of their books available for sale and signing, as well.
is most recently the author of Falling
, a short story collection in which characters lose their way, figuratively and literally, and confront the profound displacement of modern life.
He is the recipient of a Lambda Literary award, two Publishing Triangle awards and a Violet Quill award. He is the author of three novels, A Horse Named Sorrow
and Through It Came Bright Colors
; a book of poetry, Sweet Son of Pan
; and two previous collections of stories, A Perfect Scar
and Eros & Dust
. He co-edited (with Marci Blackman) Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco
and co-edited (with Amie M. Evans) Queer & Catholic
Madelaine Caritas Longman
is a poet and essayist living in Montreal. Her work has appeared in Room, filling station, Lemon Hound,
Her first book, The Danger Model,
was released this fall from McGill-Queen's University Press.
is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, fiction, memoirs, nonfiction, and plays. His work has been translated into many languages and several of his titles have been national and international bestsellers. He is considered a founder of modern gay literature along with the other members of the Violet Quill. Picano also began and operated the SeaHorse Press and Gay Presses of New York for fifteen years. His first novel was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Since then he’s been nominated for and/or won dozens of literary awards. Picano teaches at Antioch College, Los Angeles.
is Montreal born, and has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Concordia University, focusing on the creation of identity through the intersections of neuro-divergenece and queerness. In 2017, she was the inaugural winner of the Quebec Young Writers Award,
and has otherwise been published in Headlights, QWF Writes,