The 7th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair
The Pat Parker / Vito Russo Center Library


Robert Siek • Michael Broder* • Kay Williams •  Ashley Inguanta  Philip F. Clark • Ansley Moon •  Debra Hyde • KT Grant
*Please note:  Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes had to cancel because of the flu.
Michael Broder has been added in her place.

Reception: 6:30pm  Event: 7:00–8:30pm
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street, NYC
Recommended donation $10
includes reception before the program
BGSQD will be on hand selling books by the readers


February. Brrr. Still dark. Final slog through winter. What will get you through? Wine, poetry, women and guys! An evening of powerful, multi-generational voices on the warmth of love, moderated by author and RBF coordinator Perry Brass. With:

Michael Broder_CRMichael Broder is the author of This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, BLOOM, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, and Painted Bride Quarterly, among other journals and anthologies. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a colony of feral cats.
* see note above

PhilipClark_72rgbPhilip F. Clark‘s poems have been published in Assaracus journal, Lyrelyre, Between: New Gay Poetry, Poetry in Performance, and The Good Men Project. His reviews and interviews have appeared in Lambda Literary, and The Conversant. He is currently an M.F.A. degree candidate in Creative Writing/Poetry at City College, New York.



KT Grant_72rgbKT Grant is a self-proclaimed eccentric redhead who not only loves to read a wide variety of romances, but also loves writing them. Under her alter-ego, she is a well-known book reviewer and blogger who doesn’t shy away from voicing her opinion. A proud native of New Jersey, KT is multi-published and known for writing “out of the box” romances. KT has been a top ten best-selling author at Amazon, as well as being a multiple All Romance Ebooks best seller and a Night Owl Reviews Top Author Pick. She is the author of The Princess’s Bride and Scandal in the Wind, all pop culture lesbian best sellers in the romance market.

DebraHyde_72rgbDebra Hyde pens the newly released The Charlotte Olmes mystery series, which re-imagines the famous cohorts as lesbian women set in 1880s New York City just as the Gilded Age and all its social and scientific advances take hold. Debra’s lesbian BDSM novel, Story of L, won the 2011 Lambda Literary Award for lesbian erotica. A modern retelling of the classic Story of O, it updates the original tale to reflect the contemporary lesbian leather world and the women in it. She is a contributing author to the ground-breaking interactive erotic Entwined series, penning two lesbian novellas for it, Hers and Provenance. Her short fiction backlist spans over a decade of writing and will be re-released as mini-collection in ebook during 2014.

Inguanta 72rgbAshley Inguanta is the author of The Way Home (Dancing Girl Press/The Writing Disorder), For the Woman Alone (Ampersand Books), and the forthcoming collection Bomb (Ampersand Books). She is the Art Director of SmokeLong Quarterly and loves to stand in the rain.


AnsleyMoon_72rgbAnsley Moon was born in India and raised in the Southern state of Georgia. She is the author of the poetry collection How to Bury the Dead (Black Coffee Press), and her poems have appeared in J Journal, PANK, Southern Women’s Review and elsewhere. She holds an M.F.A from The New School and is the recipient of a Kundiman fellowship and a BinderCon scholarship.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARobert Siek is the author of the poetry collection Purpose and Devil Piss (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013) and the chapbook Clubbed Kid (New School University, 2002). His poetry has most recently appeared in Court Green, The Good Men Project, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, and VACZINE, as well as the anthology Between: New Gay Poetry. He lives in Brooklyn.


KayWilliams_72rgbKay Williams, a professional actress for many years, began her second career as a writer when she, with her partner Eileen Wyman, wrote the award-winning Butcher of Dreams, a suspense novel about the theater. The pair’s second standalone thriller, The Matyroshka Murders, just published, opens in Leningrad with filmmakers competing against the backdrop of a disintegrating Russia.


Perry Brass_72 rgb_Perry Brass, moderator. Author poet, and RBF coordinator.
Heidi Rhodes had to cancel. Boo hoo. Feel better, Heidi.

Heidi Rhodes_72rgbHeidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes is a queer, second-generation Colombian immigrant, poet, scholar, and activist currently living in Brooklyn. Her work is committed to Social Justice and Community Healing, Historical Memory, and Collective Liberation. Her poetry and prose have been seen or are forthcoming in places such as the Feminist Studies Journal, Kudzu House Review, Write Bloody’s Anthology ‘We Will Be Shelter,’ the National Queer Arts Festival, and others.

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