Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Whole Group April 18 Featuring Jewelle Gomez

Betty's List Book Club is proud to present the next author in our series of speakers: Jewelle Gomez.
Here is a little bit about Jewelle...for more, go to her website at: Jewelle

Jewelle Gomez is a writer and activist and the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, THE GILDA STORIES from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage -- Bones & Ash: a Gilda Story---was performed by the Urban Bush Women company in 13 U.S. cities.

She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and two California Arts Council fellowships.

Her fiction, essays, criticism and poetry have appeared in numerous periodicals. Among them: The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, The Village Voice; The Advocate, Ms Magazine, ESSENCE Magazine and Black Scholar. Her work has appeared in such anthologies as HOME GIRLS, READING BLACK READING FEMINIST, DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA, the OXFORD WORLD TREASURY OF LOVE STORIES and Best American Poetry of 2001.....more at website.

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