An Evening with the Blithe House Quarterly
Friday, June 18th, 7:00 PM
Join host: Aldo Alvarez, executive editor and publisher, Blithe House Quarterly as he presents a reading of short fiction by authors appearing in the all-Chicago Summer issue of Blithe House Quarterly, an online journal of LGBT short fiction. Event readers Include: Dave Awl, Kurt Heintz, Karen Lee Osborne, K.R. Randen and Yvonne Zipter
Aldo Alvarez is the author of Interesting Monsters: Fictions. Aldo founded Blithe House Quarterly in 1997 and currently serves as its Executive Editor and Publisher.
Dave Awl is the author of What the Sea Means: Poems, Stories and Monologues 1987-2002. He is the founder of The Pansy Kings performance group and a ten-year veteran of The Neo-Futurists\’ fringe theater smash Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.
Kurt Heintz is a writer, performer, and new media artist whose output grows from contemporary video art, performance poetry, poetry video, and electronic literature. He is
founder of the e-poets network.
Karen Lee Osborne is the author of the novels Carlyle and Hawkwings the editor of The Country of Herself: Short Fiction by Chicago Women and coeditor, with William Spurlin, of Reclaiming the Heartland: Lesbian and Gay Voices from the Midwest
KR Randen is a 24 year old writer living in Chicago, IL. While short stories are his mainstay, he performs on stage; most recently at the Queer is Folk Festival.
Yvonne Zipter is the author of the nonfiction books Ransacking the Closet and Diamonds Are a Dyke\’s Best Friend, the nationally syndicated column \”Inside Out,\” and the critically acclaimed poetry collection The Patience of Metal.
Blithe House Quarterly was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in 2000. The GLAAD Media Award recognizes the \”fairness, accuracy, quality, originality and impact of media representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community\”.
Check them out on-line at: www.blithe.com