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The Fourth Annual Rainbow Fair Announces its Featured Readers and Panel Schedule: March 24, 2012

The hundreds of attendees that will flock to the New York Rainbow Book Fair held at New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center on March 24, 2012 will be greeted by many notables of the national LGBT literary scene. The longest running LGBT book fair in the United States announces the featured readers, panel discussions and various gay literati scheduled to appear that afternoon between 11:00AM to 5:30 PM. The event is completely free and open to the public.

Novelist and screenwriter Laurie Weeks (Boys Don’t Cry; Zipper Mouth), novelist Christopher Bram ( Gods and Monsters; Eminent Outlaws), novelist James Earl Hardy (B-Boy Blues), essayist and novelist Edmund White (A Boy’s Own Story; Jack Holmes and His Friend) poet and sci-fi novelist, Perry Brass (The Harvest; King of Angels) will all be featured readers or participants . Poet Staceyann Chin and sci-fi writer Samuel Delany are also scheduled to appear in the exhibit hall for book signings. Among the authors, Justin Vivian Bond, multi-media, performance artist and author will be presenting selections from the book, “Tango: My Childhood Backwards and in High Heels”.

Throughout the afternoon, five panel discussions will be conducted with visuals, readings and Q & A. The panels are: “Queer Art Books”, moderated by Reed Massengill, “#HIV: Current AIDS Writing”, led by Ted Kerr, “Queer Latinidad” facilitated by Charles Rice-Gonzalez, “ Queer Literary New York Before Stonewall” headed by Perry Brass and “Queer Comix” helmed by Sarah Chinn.

Other writers,poets, editors and booksellers will share, sell and promote books,magazines and graphic novels that range from the serious to the wild,from the zany to the super hot. As always, the Fair will be bursting with book discounts and giveaways, a full day of panels on writing and publishing, author readings, and a non-stop Poetry Salon.

The event is sponsored by CLAGS, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY. NEXT magazine is the Fair’s media sponsor.

The event will, for the first time, take over all floors of New York’s LGBT Center. The Center is wheel-chair accessible. Sign language interpreters available upon advance request. For more information, go to http://www.rainbowbookfair.org.

Organizers and selected authors may be available for press regarding this event. To schedule interviews or to cover this event, please contact The Rainbow Art Fair Press Contact: Darrell Perry darrellblackandblue@yahoo.com or call (917) 783 0127

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The Fourth Annual Rainbow Fair- For Immediate Release

02.01.2012

The Fourth Annual Rainbow Fair Promises to be the Largest Ever, March 24,2012

If it’s said that reading is “over” and that books are “dead”,you’d have a hard time convincing the growing number of attendees that annually flock to the New York Rainbow Book Fair held at New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center every March. The longest running LGBT book fair in the United States will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 11:00AM to 5:30 PM. It is completely free and open to the public.

The event, the largest LGBT book event in America, will be held at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center,
 208West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), New York, NY, in the heart of Greenwich Village. For the first time, it will be on all three floors of this landmark building, providing increased room for more vendors, panel discussions, speakers, and mingling with authors,their fans, and potential book buyers and readers.

For its fourth year, The New York Rainbow Fair will bring together over100 exhibitors,authors, publishers and1500 eager readers and fans of all ages and genders from the US, Canada, South America, and the rest of the LGBT world in an enthusiastic and supportive and setting.

Writers,poets, editors and booksellers will share, sell and promote books,magazines and graphic novels that range from the serious to the wild,from the zany to the super hot. As always, the Fair will be bursting with book discounts and hourly book giveaways, a full day of panels on writing and publishing, author readings, and a non-stop Poetry Salon.

The event, sponsored by CLAGS, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY, with NEXT magazine as its media sponsor, promises to be filled to the roof with luminaries from the large and diverse LGBT reading and writing community; displaying a kaleidoscope of words, images, and talent. New writers will mingle with established authors, academic presses will display their wares side by side with magazines, graphic novels and speculative fiction. Scholarly panel son the history and future of gay literature plus specialized events for genre readers and writers, guarantee something for all readers of the wider LGBT community. For many, the 4thAnnualRainbow Book Fair will put the snap and sparkle back into book reading. For many others attending, that thrill has never left!

The 4th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair will be held at New York’s LGBT Center March24th,2012 will be held at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center,
 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NewYork, NY, from 11:00AM-5:30PM. The event is free. The Center is wheel-chair accessible. Sign language interpreters available upon advance request. For more information, go to http://www.rainbowbookfair.org.

Organizers and selected authors may be available for press regarding this event. To schedule interviews or to cover this event, please contact The Rainbow Art Fair Press Contact: Darrell Perry darrellblackandblue@yahoo.comor call (917) 783 0127

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