July 7, 2004
There are going to be nights when it's already 11:32 PM and I haven't come up with anything to discuss, or I've decided that I don't have the time to write out a great big post. Before I sat down tonight at the PC, I decided that it was going to be one of those nights...
Then I took another look at my incoming mail, and was reminded about an upcoming event at the Pride Factory. Not Your Average Bedtime Story is this month's open mic theme--on July 17 at 8 p.m. For further specifics about this reading, see the web page at Lavender Writes.
Lavender Writes is an organization dedicated to supporting gay and lesbian writers by sponsoring workshops, developing forums and offering help in publication. As it happens, I’m on the board of directors of Lavender Writes. Why haven’t I mentioned it before now? I’m subconsciously blocking out everything that has to do with writing, due to my damaged and frail self-esteem.
Anyway, we put on these shindigs every once a month or so, which gives nascent writers opportunities for more exposure. And, it will give me another excuse to write something—if I can get my shit together in time.
Let me point out another board member, Jim McDonough, who also provides another great resource on the web: queerwriters.com The site is expansive, so schedule some time to browse.
Finally, the Center Square of Lavender Writes, Karen Dale Wolman. She is the author of two novels, The Ancestor and Rites of First Blood. Read about these books by clicking on those links. You can buy them too.
Karen also has regular writing classes. I don’t have a schedule handy but email me to find out more about them.
Posted by Bastique at July 7, 2004 9:26 AM