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Where We Belong: New Gay Fiction

September 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon literary reading featuring authors Brian AlessandroGerard CabreraTom Cardamone, and Jonathan Harper. A Q&A will follow. Books by all four authors will be available for purchase at the event. To reserve a copy of any of these books, please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served. Suggested donation $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work. All are welcome to attend, with or without 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.


Brian Alessandro has written for Interview MagazineNewsdayPANK,  Huffington PostLambda LiteraryThe Gay & Lesbian Review, and has recently co-adapted Edmund White’s A Boy’s Own Story into a graphic novel for Top Shelf Productions. His new novel, Performer Non Grata, was released in April by Rebel Satori Press.


Gerard Cabrera’s debut novel, Homo Novus, was published in October 2022, by Rattling Good Yarns Press, and was supported by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a Bread Loaf Bakeless Foundation fellowship at The Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Other writing has appeared in Gay Community News, Acentos Review, Angel Rust, Apricity, JONATHANKweli, and Digging Press.


Tom Cardamone is the editor of Crashing Cathedrals: Edmund White by the Book, and the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning speculative novella Green Thumb as well as the erotic fantasy The Lurid Sea and other works of fiction, including two short story collections. Additionally, he has edited The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered and co-edited Fever Spores: The Queer Reclamation of William S. Burroughs.


Jonathan Harper is the author of the novel You Don’t Belong Here and the short story collection Daydreamers (a Kirkus Indie Book of the Year for 2015). He received his MFA in Creative Writing from American University and his writing can be found in such places like The RumpusThe Rappahannock ReviewChelsea Station, and in the Best Gay Stories series.


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Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD)
Arts and Culture
September 9, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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