Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which became the movie starring Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. His most recent book is a history of gay men’s literature after World War II, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. He lives in New York and teaches at the Gallatin School at New York University.

Dr. Steven Watson is a cultural historian who is particularly interested in the group dynamics of the twentieth century American avant-garde.  He has written about the first American avant-garde, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Beat Generation.  His most recent book is Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties.

Edmund White has written 25 books, among them A Boy’s Own Story and The Joy of Gay Sex.  His most recent books are Sacred Monsters (essays) and Jack Holmes and His Friend (novel).  He lives in New York City and teaches at Princeton.

Perry Brass (Moderator) Author, poet, and long-time activist Perry Brass has published 16 books, been a finalist 6 times for Lambda Literary Awards, and has had 62 poems set to music. His latest book is King of Angels, a gay, Southern, Jewish coming-of-age novel set in Savannah, GA, in 1963, the year of Kennedy’s assassination.