The Bulletin

Publishing Black Lesbian and Gay Literature: An Evening with Lisa C. Moore

March 07, 2017 11:37 am

On Wednesday, Mar. 29,  the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program will welcome Lisa C. Moore for a campus talk about publishing black lesbian and gay literature. Lisa will discuss black lesbian diasporic literature and black gay male writing in response to the AIDS epidemic. Additionally, she will offer her perspective on careers in publishing/editing and address questions about how young writers can get published. The event will be held in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall (Building 1P, Room 119) from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes award-winning work celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Moore is the editor of does your mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories, co-editor of Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity, and co-editor, co-compiler, and co-publisher (with Vintage Entity Press) of Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBTQ Books. Moore is also board co-president of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization for LGBTQ writers of African descent. A former editor of Lambda Book Report, Moore has judged numerous literary awards and speaks at conferences, colleges, and universities about black gay/lesbian publishing. She is a former board member of the Money for Women Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.

This is a PG and CC CLUE event.

- Matt Brim

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