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Sweet Tooth and Other Stories (in-person and live-streaming)

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Serkan Görkemli will read from his debut fiction Sweet Tooth and Other Stories, followed by a conversation with author Javier Fuentes (Countries of Origin). The short-story collection was called “a stellar debut” (Scott Alexander Hess) and “that rare linked collection with the emotional heft of an epic novel” (Nawaaz Ahmed).

To reserve a copy of Sweet Tooth and Other Stories (University Press of Kentucky, May 14, 2024, paperback, $24.95), please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com with “please reserve copy of Sweet Tooth and Other Stories for May 25th” in the subject line.

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This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel:



Suggested donation to benefit the Bureau: $10.

All are welcome to attend, with or without a donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or on Venmo @bgsqd


Serkan Görkemli is the author of Sweet Tooth and Other Stories and Grassroots Literacies: Lesbian and Gay Activism and the Internet in Turkey. Originally from Türkiye, he’s a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow and an associate professor of English at UConn and lives in NY.


Javier Fuentes is the author of Countries of Origin, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel. He’s a Spanish American writer, a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow, who earned an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, where he was a teaching fellow. Born in Barcelona, he lives in New York.


Registration Required:
Youth Only:
Arts and Culture
May 25
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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