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Lesbian Love Stories at Perfectly Queer
February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MB Austin, Giovanna Capone, Kathy Knowles, and Cass Sellars read love stories from their work at Perfectly Queer San Francisco, Tuesday, February 12, 7pm-8:30pm at Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro St. Free admission. Free red wine and chocolate, too! Door prizes awarded to the prompt at 7pm. A collection for voluntary donations to Emily’s List will be taken at the end of the program.
MB reads from Strictly Need to Know, Giovanna from unpublished love stories, Kathleen from Taking Sides, and Cass from her brand-new novel, Unexpected Lightning.
Here’s more about the authors:
MB Austin, a mild-mannered civil servant by day, spends her discretionary time playing with imaginary friends on the computer and real ones in the dojo. She writes the about women in love and danger — because saving the world is sexy.
The Maji Rios novels are inspired by real people, in and out of uniform, who work to make their communities and the world safer. MB lives with her fabulous wife in Seattle, an excellent town for coffee-fueled writers who don’t need too much sun. Learn more at http://www.mbaustin.me
Giovanna Capone is a poet, fiction writer, and playwright. She has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Her most recent books include DISPATCHES FROM LESBIAN AMERICA: 42 short stories and memoir by lesbian authors, and IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD: Poetry & Prose from an Italian American. Her first play, “Her Kiss,” was produced and performed to sold-out audiences in San Francisco by Luna Sea Women’s Performance Project. She is working on two documentary films, one about lesbian life and the other about the Colombo Club, an Italian social club in Oakland, soon to be celebrating 100 years. She’s a librarian and lives in Oakland, CA. More at http://giovannacapone.com.
Kathleen Knowles grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has lived in San Francisco for more than thirty years. She finds the city’s combination of history, natural beauty, and multicultural diversity inspiring and endlessly fascinating. Her first novel, Awake Unto Me, won the Golden Crown Literary Society award for best historical romance novel of 2012. She lives with her spouse and their pets atop one of San Francisco’s many hills. She recently retired after twenty years as a health and safety specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.
Cass Sellars is a certified fraud examiner living near San Francisco. She considers knowing the best people, having great experiences, and drinking fabulous wine to be tickets to a magnificent life. Her goal is to create dynamic characters with the same zest for the human experience with whom women identify. Formerly an editor of a small magazine, a creative journalist, and a public speaker, she’s always been a writer at heart. The Lightning Series has allowed her to explore the world of romantic suspense fiction. Sellars grew up in the Midwest and in Great Britain, but spent much of her adult life on the East Coast. She dabbles in home renovation and design, event planning, singing, and travel. https://casssellarsauthor.com