It’s Pride month and we’ve got the first of two line-ups to celebrate it! Join host-for-the-month and 2012 Lambda Literary Finalist Debra Hyde as we honor all things queer and colorful. Our on-going Dirty Word Draw promises prize packages bulging with wonderful books, ebooks, and other goodies so be sure to bring your favorite dirty word!
June 1st, 8 to 10 p.m.
Free. Casual dress.
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
Sassafras Lowrey is an international award winning queer author and artist who came into a gutterpunk leather community a decade ago. Sassafras is the editor of the two time American Library Association honored and Lambda Literary Award Finalist Kicked Out. Sassafras’ first novel, Roving Pack, will be released autumn 2012, an excerpt of which earned hir an Honorable Mention in the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund for Fiction. Ze tours to colleges, and community organizations across the country facilitating workshops that support LGBTQ people in telling their stories. Ze is currently editing Leather Ever After an anthology of BDSM fairy tale retellings to be released by Ravenous Romance. Sassafras lives in Brooklyn, New York with hir partner, two dogs, and two kitties. You can learn more about Sassafras and hir work at www.SassafrasLowrey.com.
Our good friend (and self-confessed “reading whore”) Jefferson curates and hosts Spill Stories: True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance as well as Bare: True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance. (Something for everyone!) A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner.
Indigo is a black poly kinky feminist queer dyke; writer, teacher, artist and aspiring sex education/blogger. She’s about liberating the woman, questioning the man and fantasizing about all folks in between. She reads, questions, wonders, writes and hopes the art leads the way. Her blog, Indigo’s Theory, explores being in a loving poly relationship, having sex in great spaces, learning to love her skin, belly, hair, etc. and coming into her kinky queer self. Visit Indigo at http://indigostheory.wordpress.com.
D. L. King is a smut writing—and editing—New Yorker who lives somewhere between the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island and the Chrysler Building. The editor of The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica, Spankalicious , Spank! and the Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Where the Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica, D. L. King also publishes and edits Erotica Revealed, the erotica book review site. The author of dozens of short stories in dozens of anthologies, she is the author of two novels of female domination and male submission, The Melinoe Project and The Art of Melinoe. Find out more at dlkingerotica.com and dlkingerotica.blogspot.com.
Be sure to join us July 6th for a second Pride line-up. Hey, when it comes to the erotic word, the celebration never ends!