I’ll be one of the judges at the October edition of Smut Slam. The theme is “On the Edge.” Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door.
Smut Slam is a storytelling open mic where audience members sign up for 5-minute slots to tell their best real-life, first-person, consensual sex stories. It’s queer-friendly, kink-friendly, lifestyle-friendly, body-positive, sex-positive, and wildly fun. No costumes, no notes, no gimmicks, just straight-up raw truth!
aka Big Gay Sci Fi Dance Party (and Book Release)
Featuring DJ Sylent Hill & MC Dwyer, performances and classic Sci-Fi films. All in honor of Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was.
Drink specials! Dancing! Sexy people on the screen! More dancing!
Frank Lowe, editor of "Raised by Unicorns" will be in attendance with contributors Jenny Rain and Emily Grubbs (along with his son, Mr. Briggs) for a book reading, signing, and discussion of LGBTQ+ parenting in America as told by children of LGBTQ+ parents!
Dave Ring and Laura Arandes from The DC Center/OUTWrite will be moderating the event.
Join us for a selection of readings from local indie press Mason Jar Press on June 12th at 7pm.
Stephen Zerance is the author of Safe Danger (Indolent Books 2018). His poems have appeared in West Branch, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Assaracus, and Knockout, among others. He has also been featured on the websites of Lambda Literary and Split This Rock. He received his MFA from American University, where he received the Myra Sklarew award.
dave ring is a speculative fiction writer and the community chair of the OutWrite LGBTQ Book Festival in Washington, DC. He was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow and a 2018 Futurescapes resident. dave has recently placed stories with Mythic Magazine and the upcoming issue of The Disconnect. He is also the editor of Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was, an anthology forthcoming from Mason Jar Press in July 2018. More info at www.dave-ring.com. Follow him on Twitter at @slickhop.
Michelle Junot is the author of Notes From My Phone* a self-portrait in her twenties, and of and the floor was always lava, a collection of essays exploring childhood and memory.You can read more about and from her at michellejunot.com.
The writers of the DC-based writing group the Speculative Wordsmiths will share short readings from some of their recent publications or works-in-progress to honor founding writer K. Ezemenari's upcoming hiatus. All welcome.
Readings from members K. Ezemenari, C.S. Malerich, Marianne Kirby, dave ring, Jahnavi Iyer, Jules Whitney, Luis Granados, & DJ Neace.