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Perfectly Queer book reading “From Personal Experience”
October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Visiting author Kate Carroll de Gutes joins local authors Lynne Barnes and Kate Jessica Raphael for a Perfectly Queer Rainbow Reading, “From Personal Experience,” Thu., Oct. 12, 7pm at Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro St., in San Francisco. Free admission, free refreshments, and thematic door prizes. A reception and book signing follow the readings. www.facebook.com/events/1665334820143726
All three authors write from personal experience: Barnes poetry, de Gutes essays, and Raphael novels. Here is more information about them and their writing.
Lynne Barnes was born in Georgia and moved to New York City in 1968 with a front row ticket to Hair, before migrating to San Francisco in 1969, two years after the Summer of Love. She has worked as a nurse on psych emergency units and oncology wards and as a librarian in San Francisco’s public libraries. She was part of a commune that thrived for twenty years in the Haight Ashbury. She lives with her beloved partner, Carole, who created the cover art for Lynne’s poetic memoir, Falling Into Flowers, 2017.
Kate Carroll de Gutes‘ book, Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and a 2016 Lambda Literary Award in Memoir. Her latest book, The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year of My Life, was released in August, 2017. Kate has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University and is a wry observer who writes grief, the drama of perimenopause and dating, riding bikes, and the joys and challenges of authentic living. You can learn more at www.katecarrolldegutes.com.
Kate Jessica Raphael is a San Francisco Bay Area writer, feminist, queer activist, and radio journalist, who makes her living as a law firm word processor. She lived in Palestine for eighteen months as a member of the International Women’s Peace Service, and spent over a month in Israeli prison because of her activism. She has also done international solidarity work in Bahrain and Iraq. She was awarded a Hedgebrook residency and elected Community Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Pride Parade. She produces the weekly radio show Women’s Magazine on KPFA. The first novel in her Palestine mystery series, Murder Under the Bridge, won the Independent Publishers Book Award silver medal for mystery. Her second book, Murder Under the Fig Tree, was released in September, 2017.