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Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Reading: San Francisco

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Join us as finalists for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards read from their work. Authors include:

Amy Heart is a queer storyteller committed to lifting the voices of transgender girls and women everywhere. Amy is part of the Lambda Literary Award Finalist book, 'The Resilience Anthology' in the Transgender Fiction category.

Luna Merbruja is a Mexican-Athabaskan artist and author of 'Heal Your Love.' They are part of the Lambda Literary Award Finalist book, 'The Resilience Anthology' in the Transgender Fiction category.

Maggie Shen King is Goodreads September 2017 Debut Author of the Month and the author of 'An Excess Male,' a Lambda Literary Award finalist in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror category, a James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Finalist, and one of The Washington Post's 5 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017.

Kate Raphael is a radical queer feminist activist and journalist, and the author of two mysteries set in Palestine, including 'Murder Under the Fig Tree,' a Lambda Literary Award finalist in the lesbian mystery category.

Renate Stendhal is a German-born, Paris-educated writer of fiction and nonfiction, mostly known for her Lambda Literary Award-winning photo biography ‘Gertrude Stein in Words and Pictures.’

Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa is a black, queer recluse and the author of 'Rummage,' a Lambda Literary Award finalist in Lesbian Poetry.

Randall Mann is a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Poetry, most recently for 'Proprietary,' published by Persea Books in 2017.

Avery Cassell’s “Blue Plate Special: Your Boot on My Cunt" appears in 'Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink,' which is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Erotica. Continuing with their love of butches, Avery just finished editing and writing over 40 butch biographies for the 'Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book.'

Frederick Speers lives with his husband in Denver, works full time as a digital marketer for a software company in San Francisco, and his first book of poems 'So Far Afield,' published by Nomadic Press, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in the category of gay poetry.

Anne-christine d'Adesky is a journalist, HIV and LGBTQ activist, filmmaker, and author of four books, including 'The Pox Lover,' a Lambda Literary Award Finalist nominee in the category of Lesbian Memoir.

Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian based in San Francisco.