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PASSING ON THE PEN: Intergenerational Queer Storytellers
12 Aug 2008 6:30 pm
12 Aug 2008 9:30 pm

K.M. Soehnlein and Trebor Healey give readings for this edition of PASSING ON THE PEN.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society and the Lambda Literary Foundation have joined forces to celebrate the contributions of three generations of GLBT Storytellers. The two organizations will host a series of conversations, entitled “Passing On The Pen,” designed to pair some of the pioneers of GLBT literature with today’s emerging GLBT storytellers.

“This is the first time anyone has ever done anything like this” says Michael Nava, author and winner of five five Lambda Literary Awards. “It's a powerhouse lineup, bringing together
some astonishing talent and people who I have read and respected for many years as well as
some wonderful new writers.”

Ann Bannon, often called “The Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction” for her landmark “Beebo Brinker Chronicles,” and Victor J. Banis, the critically acclaimed author of more than 150 published books, will kick off the Passing On The Pen literary series on March 25th. From March through December, the two organizations will present monthly events pairing authors from the early days of the GLBT movement with current day storytellers. Each event will be held in the gallery of the GLBT Historical society from 6:30 to 8:30, and will be free of charge and open to the public.

“In the early days of the GLBT community, our literature helped our community find its voice,” says Paul Boneberg, the Executive Director of the GLBTHS. “Now it’s helping us chart our future.”

Dates and participants are confirmed as of the date of this release, but are subject to change.

About the Lambda Literary Foundation – The Lambda Literary Foundation is the country’s leading organization for LGBT literature. Its mission is to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians. For more information, visit www.lambdaliterary.org.

The mission of the GLBT Historical Society is to increase public understanding, appreciation, and affirmation of the history and culture of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other sexual minority individuals and communities. For more information, call 415.777.5455 or visit www.glbthistory.org.

GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street #300
San Francisco