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ReadOut Celebrates Lesbian Butches: Butch Yesterday & Today: A Look From Three Generations
May 29 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pmFree
~ReadOut Wonderful Writing Wednesdays~
Writing Workshop with Sonja Franeta and Winn Gilmore
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 6:45 to 8:30 pm EDT
Sonja Franeta and Winn Gilmore, authors, offer a woman-focused writing workshop for 90 minutes. Workshop participants are asked to send through our website contact or on our FB page a brief statement about yourself and what you would like to gain from this workshop. Meet & greet begins at 6:45pm; event begins at 7:00pm.
Sonja Franeta, writer, educator, translator, and activist, worked with Judy Grahn in the early years, an indelible influence. She wrote Pink Flamingos: 10 Siberian Interviews in Russian in 2004, translating it into English in 2017. She published My Pink Road to Russia in 2015. Born in the Bronx, New York, to an immigrant Yugoslav family, now retired, Sonja Franeta splits her time between Florida and Spain with her partner and their two cats. She has been engaged with ReadOut since its inception.
Winn Gilmore is from Birmingham, Alabama where she lives part of the time. Her stories have appeared in Sinister Wisdom, Herotica, and On Our Backs. The story she read in the Memory Pearls of Readout 2021 is called “The Oyster” and is part of a work in progress.
ReadOut Pearl Divers
Lesbian Writing Discussions with Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:45 to 8:30 pm EDT
Join Becky Bohan and Nancy Manahan, from the ReadOut 2021 Pearl segments, as we all dive deeper with interactive discussions after a short reading from their works.
Becky Bohan, reads from A Light on Altered Land, a finalist for the 2021 Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) best general fiction award, exploring finding relevance and accepting a changing world for retirees Ellie Belmont and Kathryn Kepler after suffering life-changing losses. Their chance meeting in a Minneapolis coffee shop sparks a friendship of awakening and renewal. Nancy Manahan reads from On My Honor, Lesbians Reflect on Their Scouting Experience, documenting lesbian Girl Scouts. Manahan wrote the first book to explore the contributions lesbians have made to scouting. Meet & greet begins at 6:45pm; event begins at 7:00pm.
Becky Bohan, of North Fort Myers, Florida, earned her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has published three lesbian novels, and along with her wife, Nancy Manahan, the non-fiction, award-winning Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond.
More info: https://nanbec.com/
Nancy Manahan and Rosemary Curb shattered centuries of taboo in 1985 with their international bestseller, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence. Manahan documents another explosive, taboo topic with On My Honor, Lesbians Reflect on Their Scouting Experience. Nancy Manahan, Ph.D., has taught community college English, cross-cultural literature, women’s studies, and film studies. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. More info: https://nanbec.com/
~ReadOut Special Events~
ReadOut Celebrates Lesbian Butches:
Butch Yesterday & Today: A Look From Three Generations
Presented by Rand Hall, Merril Mushroom, and Jean Zeeb
Readings, then interactive discussion between the featured authors and participants.
Meet & greet begins at 1:45 pm EDT; event is from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT.