Shades of Pride-L.I.T. Live in Truth/Love in Truth
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Shades of Pride-L.I.T. Live in Truth/Love in Truth

  • LGBTQ Center Durham

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.

Aug 6

OutWrite LGBT Book Festival

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. 

Jul 9

Golden Crown Literary Society

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!

Apr 9

Teaching Artist at Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center

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


2:00 pm14:00

Meet the Author

  • LGBT Center of Raleigh Library

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

Aug 7

OutWrite Book Festival

BLF Press will be one of many exhibitors at the OutWrite Book Festival in Washington, D. C. on August 6th. If you are at the festival, please stop by and see Stephanie and Krystal.  We'll have signed copies of Lez Talk for purchase and goodies to give away.

3:00 pm15:00

Lez Talk Book Tour - Memphis

Meet the Editors! Join us in Memphis for an intimate discussion with Lez Talk co-editors       S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle.  This event is co-sponsored by SisterReach, MGLCC, and LesbiFriends.

Cowork Memphis
902 Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104


7:00 pm19:00

Lez Talk Book Tour - Durham, NC

  • TheLROOM

Join us for an intimate reading and book signing at TheLRoomBNB in Durham, North Carolina. Meet publisher and editor, S. Andrea Allen, and contributors LaToya Hankins and K.A. Smith.


7:30 pm19:30

Lez Talk Book Tour - Atlanta, GA

  • Charis Books and More

Meet the Contributors! Join us in Atlanta for an intimate reading with Lez Talk contributors LaToya Hankins, Claudia Moss, and Sheree L. Greer; and editors S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle. 

7:00 pm19:00

Lez Talk Book Tour - Greensboro, NC

  • Scuppernong Books

Meet the Contributors! Join us in Greensboro for an intimate reading with Lez Talk contributors K.A. Smith and LaToya Hankins; and editors S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle.