Join us in Washington D.C. for the OutWrite LGBT Book Festival. BLF Press publisher S. Andrea Allen, and BLLC members La Toya Hankins and Renee Cronin will be participating in a reading panel. BLF Press will be exhibiting, and all of your favorite BLF Press titles will be on sale. To learn more about OutWrite, click here.
BLF Press will be an exhibitor at Shades of Pride, an annual Black Pride celebration in Durham, NC. If you're in the area, come out and see us! We'll have all of your favorite titles on sale and lots of goodies to giveaway.
As part of my work with the Black Lesbian Literary Collective, Lauren and I will be co-facilitating the workshop "Go Where You Are Loved: Creating Sustainable Writing Communities for Lesbians of Color" at GCLS. This literary conference dedicated to lesbian literature will take place from July 5-9, 2017 in Chicago, IL. To learn more about GCLS and the conference, click here.
BLF Press and Resolute Publishing will also be sharing a table in the vendor room, so if you're in the area, please stop by and say hello.
Finally, we are making plans to spend time with YOU while we're in Chicago, so look for more details soon!
Starting March 12, I'll be teaching an online class about publishing. I'm really excited to be collaborating with the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center as a teaching artist, and I hope that you'll consider joining me. To learn more about the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center, click here. To register for one of their amazing classes taught by women of color, for women of color, (including mine), click here.
The LGBT Center of Raleigh Library invites you to a special "Meet the Author" event featuring S. (Stephanie) Andrea Allen, Ph.D., a native southerner and out Black lesbian writer, scholar, and educator.
The afternoon will include an author reading, followed by a Q&A discussion led by local author LaToya Hankins (Single BF Seeking.. and K-Rho: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhood).
Book signing and dessert reception to follow.
Free and open to the public.
Get tickets here.
About the Author:
Stephanie's works include "A Failure to Communicate," a collection of short fiction and essays. In 2014, Stephanie founded BLF Press, an author-centered, independent, Black feminist press dedicated to amplifying the work of women of color. Her first edited collection, (co-edited with Lauren Cherelle of Resolute Publishing), "Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction," was released in April 2016. Stephanie and Lauren’s second collaboration, "Solace: Writing, Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color" will be published in January 2017. Stephanie also blogs at http://www.sistaoutsider.com/
Join us in celebrating the release of Lez Talk and meet and chat with your favorite contributors! Be sure to bring questions about your favorite characters, books, or even the authors themselves. We look forward to meeting you!