Celebrate NYC Pride w/the Writing Aloud Reading Series

SAGE_COVERCelebrate NYC Pride with NY Writers Coalition’s Writing Aloud Reading Series! Now in its tenth season, this quarterly event unites NYWC’s community of writers and activists with some of the nation’s most prominent literary figures. This month’s installment features poet and playwright Joan Larkin and celebrates the official book launch of Still Practicing: Poetry & Prose from the SAGE Center (NY Writers Coalition Press, 2014).

Please join NYWC and Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Elders (SAGE) on Wednesday, June 25 @ 7:00-9:00 p.m. at 305 7th Avenue (Manhattan), 15th Floor.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here.


Photo Credit: John Masterson

Photo Credit: John Masterson

David Ulin of The Los Angeles Times writes that Joan Larkin’s work “takes on love and death, family and sexuality in a voice that is unsentimental, ruthless and clear-eyed….This is poetry without pity, in which despair leads not to degradation but to a kind of grace.”

Her newest collection of poems is Blue Hanuman (Hanging Loose Press) and previous books include My Body: New and Selected Poems and Cold River, a collection of AIDS elegies honored by a Lambda Award.

Joan was active in the gay and feminist movements of the 1970s and 1980s as a publisher and editor. Now in her fifth decade of teaching, she is the 2014 Conkling Writer in Residence at Smith College. Read more about Joan at www.joanlarkin.com.