H3: ho-ho-homo-centric


During the past three years homo-centric has provided a space for over 250 voices from the LGBTQI community to share their words. Every letter of our acronym has been represented in front of the microphone at Stories Books & Cafe. Poets, novelists, journalists, bloggers, rappers, singer/songwriters & performance artists - some seasoned award-winners, others first-time newbies (as well as everyone else in-between) - have come to participate in the evolution of what has come to be the only ongoing LGBTQI reading series in Los Angeles.

And that's just as cool as a hipster reading Ginsberg in a freezer…in Juno on the Winter solstice.

The four beautifully talented writers & artists coming to share their work for this occasion are Sabrina Bernasconi, Peter Gadol, Trebor Healey and Paul V. Vitagliano.

Please join us at 6pm Sunday December 16th at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park. Stories is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd. between Le Moyne and Logan. Metered parking is available in the lot behind the store on Le Moyne St. Map and directions are on the link of this event.

So please join me at our special day & time to celebrate with our 3rd annual ho-ho-homo-centric! Please come early and support the store & cafe!
* Order a coffee or tea & have a sandwich.
* Hang out & meet writers & other lit types.
* Wander the aisles & buy a book.

Please remember that we depend on the word of mouth so tell a friend, bring two or three.

Sabrina Bernasconi = ETM = Earth to Moon. Sabrina is fascinated by the seemingly inner and seemingly outer workings of life and how these workings converge in a mysterious place called the Soul. The Unknown + Inspiration = Her Music. Check out Sabrina's music at www.soundcloud.com/earthtomoon.

Peter Gadol is the author of six novels, including THE LONG RAIN, LIGHT AT DUSK, and most recently SILVER LAKE, which was nominated for awards from the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association and the Lambda Literary Foundation. His work has appeared in Story and Tin House and been translated into several languages. Gadol taught at CalArts for nine years before joining the faculty of the Graduate Writing department at Otis College of Art and Design in 2005. He lives in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. You can find out more about Peter at www.petergadol.com

Trebor Healey is the recipient of the 2004 Ferro-Grumley and Violet Quill awards for his first novel, Through It Came Bright Colors. He is also the author of a collection of poems, Sweet Son of Pan, as well as a short story collection, A Perfect Scar & Other Stories. 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. His novels Faun (Lethe Press) and A Horse Named Sorrow (University of Wisconsin Press) were released this fall. There's more at www.treborhealey.com.

Paul V. Vitagliano (aka DJ Paul V.) is the co-creator of LA's Dragstrip 66 club and has been dropping tunes on queer dancefloors for over 30 years. His latest endeavor is the much buzzed about "Born This Way Blog" and the just released "Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay" book, which both feature the LGBTQ community sharing their charming and heartwarming growing up gay childhood photos and stories. If you aren't one of the nearly 3 million who have been, check out the BTW blog at www.borngaybornthisway.blogspot.com


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