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Midday Femme Mayhem: Love and Errors Book Launch

Laurel Bookstore
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Join us as we launch Dark's Love and Errors into the world with an afternoon listening to BRILLIANT femmes share their poetry.

About Love and Errors:

"In this collection, Kimberly Dark combs the mossy undersides of girl and womanhood and exhumes what is most verdant and fertile in us. Her work illuminates the hard to see places, the shadow sides we most fear exposing, because Kimberly knows all good growth begins in the soil of us. these poems reminded me of the possibilities in my own rich earth. Let them do the same for you."

- Sonya Renee Taylor

Artist, Activist & Founder of TheBodyisNotAnApology.com

About the Authors:

Kimberly Dark is a writer, sociologist, and raconteur, working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life one clever essay, poem, and story at a time. Dark has performed her poetry at stories at hundreds of venues worldwide over the past twenty years. She divides her time between Hawai’i, California, and various international and domestic airport departure lounges.

Celeste Chan is a queer artist, writer, and organizer, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx, NY. She is a Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA fellow – and recent Sister Spit alum. Celeste collaborates and creates to amplify marginalized voices. She co-founded Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project. They have toured films nationally, and screened work internationally. She’s a contributing editor for Foglifter, a new literary journal of queer form & content. A lifelong student of alternative education, she created a Queer Rebels series called Writing Rainbow: A QTPOC FREE SCHOOL; she also served as student-teacher in DIY Art School. This summer, she’ll begin production on ART Heart, a documentary about riot grrrl’s subcultural lineage (with Elliat Graney-Saucke). This fall, she will lead nine-month long workshops: Queer Ancestors Project/ QAP Writes, for youth 18-24, and Writing Rainbow, for queer/trans and people of color writers of all ages. Email her for more info: diy.queer.arts@gmail.com or through www.celestechan.com

Daphne Goetlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the award-winning author of ten books including the new collection of short stories, Pretty Much Dead. She is also the author of five books of poetry, editor of two anthologies, and, with artist Diane DiMassa, the co-creator of the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious. She has relentlessly toured coast to coast and her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in more than 50 anthologies. Daphne is the winner of the Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant-Garde, the Audre Lorde Award for Poetry, the Firecracker Alternative Book Award, and is a five-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She lives in San Francisco, where she is frequently seen with her three-pound, toothless, humpback chihuahua, Doomsday Honeymoon, nestled in her arms.

Denise Jolly is a Writer, Performer and Artist Educator. She is the former Executive Director of Seattle Youth Speaks, and Vice President of Stronghold Productions. Denise’s work stands at the intersection of gender, class, sexuality, and body. She has taught and performed at colleges, universities, community centers, public and private schools all over the United States, working with student populations in elementary through college and beyond. She likes doing great things with amazing people and being moved by art, community and how the two work together. Learn more at www.denisejollyspoken.com