What to read when there's a summer chill in the air in San Francisco? Perfectly Queer has four suggestions: Alpha Wave by Andrew Demcak, Eros and Dust by Trebor Healey, The Last Time I Saw Her by Kathy Knowles, and Unseasonable Weather by Luiza Flynn-Goodlett. Free admission, tasty treats and drinks, and summer door prizes!
Here's a bit about the authors: ANDREW DEMCAK is an American poet and novelist, the author of four poetry collections and five Young Adult novels. His books have been featured by the American Library Association, Verse Daily, Lambda Literary Foundation, Best American Poetry, and Poets and Writers. He was a finalist for the prestigious Dorset Poetry Prize, the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence in Poetry. About his new teen horror novel, How Do You Deal with a Dead Girl?, Kirkus Reviews said, "An eerily amusing horror tale that will have readers rooting for the characters."
LUIZA FLYNN-GOODLETT is the author of the chapbooks Unseasonable Weather (dancing girl press, 2018) and Congress of Mud (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Her work can be found in Third Coast, Granta, Quarterly West, DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She serves as editor-in-chief for the Foglifter journal and lives in sunny Oakland, California.
TREBOR HEALEY is the recipient of a Lambda Literary Award, two Publishing Triangle Awards, and a Violet Quill Award. He is the author of three novels (Faun, A Horse Named Sorrow, and Through It Came Bright Colors), a book of poetry (Sweet Son of Pan), and two collections of stories (Eros and Dust, A Perfect Scar). He co-edited the anthologies Beyond Definition and Queer & Catholic. See www.treborhealey.com.
KATHLEEN KNOWLES grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but has lived in San Francisco since 1979. She has written her whole life but published for the first time in 2012. Her first novel, Awake Unto Me, won the GCLS 2013 prize for historical romance and was named by Out in Print as one of its 2012 Notable Books. To date, Kathleen has written seven romance novels. She is married and she and her spouse--and pets--live on top of one of San Francisco’s forty-nine hills.
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