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posted Friday, November 3, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 44
Read with Pride 2017: LGBTQIA Romance Fiction Conference at The Seattle Public Library Nov. 4
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Read with Pride 2017: LGBTQIA Romance Fiction Conference at The Seattle Public Library Nov. 4

It's getting steamy at the Library! We're co-hosting Read with Pride (RWP) Northwest 2017, the LGBTQIA Romance Fiction Conference of the Pacific Northwest. You can attend for free from noon to 5:30pm Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636.

As part of 'Seattle Writes,' Read With Pride Northwest 2017 is free - just pre-register at https://readwithpridenorthwest2017.brownpapertickets.com/, if possible. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7. Swag giveaways during registration are first come, first served and while supplies last.

We're thrilled to have some award-winning keynote speakers this year:

o Tobi Hill-Meyer, author and filmmaker ('Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic,' 'A Princess of Great Daring!')

o Rebekah Weatherspoon, author ('Treasure,' 'Soul to Keep')

You can also check out these authors and panelists at their workshops or the book fest: MB Austin, Jove Belle, Dev Bentham, James Brock, Austin Chant, Charli Coty, Christine Danse, CJane Elliott, Kim Fielding, J.S. Fields, Ginn Hale, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Amanda Jean, Nicole Kimberling, RL Mosswood, LM Pierce, Liv Rancourt, Rick R. Reed, Blythe Rippon, Ziggy Schutz, Nisi Shawl, Andrea Speed, CM Spivey, Karelia Stetz-Waters, Tracy Timmons-Gray, Julie Tizard, Rebekah Weatherspoon and Sheri Lewis Wohl.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Noon to 1pm - Registration and swag giveaways - Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium

1pm to 2pm - Opening remarks and keynote speakers - Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium

2:15pm to 3pm - Panel discussions - Session 1

o Reading Recommendations: Find Your Next Book! - Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium

o Writing Queer Romance in Turbulent Times: Escapism, Political Act, or Both? - Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2

3:15pm to 4pm - Panel discussions - Session 2

o Character Type Love Match: reader game - Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium

o With Romantic Elements: Writing and Reading Genre Fiction Mash-ups - Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2

o Writer Roundtable Discussion: Action! Love Scenes and Fight Scenes - Level 4, PACCAR Meeting Room 6

4pm to 5pm - Author signings - Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1



Don't miss the Read with Pride Book Fest on Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1. The book fest will be open the entire conference, from noon to 5:30pm. Stop by, grab some swag and check out the book-selling table hosted by Another Read Through, a Portland-based bookstore. The book fest is free, open to the public and can be accessed without registering for the conference.

This conference is presented in partnership with Old Growth Northwest and Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636, visit GRNW's website
(https://readwithpridenorthwest.org/)


or Ask a Librarian

(https://www.spl.org/using-the-library/get-help/ask-a-librarian).

Courtesy of Seattle Public Library

NOTE: In conjunction with the Read With Pride 2017: LGBTQIA Romance Fiction Conference, Gay City will be hosting two book reading and Q & A events on Nov. 3 & 4 from 7-9pm at the Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E. Pike St. at Belmont Ave.)

QUEERLY YOURS - A Kickoff Night of LGBTQ Love Stories
Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm @ Calamus Auditorium at Gay City
Kick off Read with Pride Northwest 2017 weekend with a reading event and Q & A with seven amazing LGBTQIA romance and genre fiction authors! From contemporary love stories to romantic suspense to exciting adventures, each writer shines a spotlight on LGBTQ lives, loves and relationships, and promotes the theme that there's a Happily Ever After for everyone.

The authors sharing their work during 'Queerly Yours' are:

Tobi Hill Meyer (Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic) - MB Austin (Strictly Need to Know) - Ziggy Shutz (Behind the Mask) - James Brock (Tailor Made, Men Overboard) - Julie Tizard (The Road to Wings) - Charli Coty (Toy Run, Torque) - Dev Bentham (Tarnished Souls, Making Home)

READING WITH PRIDE - LGBTQ Love Stories
Saturday, November 4 from 7-9pm @ Calamus Auditorium at Gay City
Celebrate LGBTQIA love stories again with a second reading event at Gay City that will highlight seven more authors of queer romance and genre fiction.

Whether their books are exploring the far reaches of space, riding through the old west, or heating up the streets of Seattle, each author shines a spotlight on LGBTQIA relationships and the universality of love. The authors sharing their work during 'Reading with Pride' are:

Andrea Speed (Infected: Prey, Hearts of Darkness) - Rick R. Reed (High Risk, Lost & Found) - Christine Danse (The Spires of Turris) - Austin Chant (Peter Darling, Carline's Heart) - Ginn Hale (The Long Past & Other Stories, Wicked Gentlemen) - Kim Fielding (Brute, Clay White: A Bureau Story) - Cjane Elliott (All the Way to Shore, In Over Our Heads)

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