Join us on June 15th when new and emerging writers will read from their work, introduced by Christopher Bram, Joan Larkin, Jaime Manrique, and Pamela Sneed. These four established authors, whose portraits form part of Robert Giard’s exhibition of LGBTQ+ authors at Daniel Cooney | Fine Art, will invite us to hear published texts or works-in-progress by noteworthy younger writers on the contemporary scene. In the year of Stonewall 50, this will be an event to honor the queer literary past and look forward to the queer literary future.
Pamela Sneed is an American poet, performance artist, actress, activist, and teacher. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, and KONG And Other Works and the chapbook, Lincoln (2014).
Jaime Manrique was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1949. He began writing poetry in his teens, and at age seventeen he moved to Florida with his mother and sister. He received a BA from the University of South Florida in 1972.
Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which was made into the movie starring Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. He has written nonfiction for a broad range of publications, including Out, the Huffington Post, and Architectural Digest.
Joan Larkin is an American poet and playwright. She was active in the small press lesbian feminist publishing explosion in the 1970s, co-founding the independent publishing company Out & Out Books.