Open Mic: tete-a-tete

tete-a-tete is a queer and ally focused reading series and open mic event that will take place at Book Show. Anthony AW will host. All genres are welcome.
Genre: All Genres

A “homo-centric: just my type” reading

homo-centric is celebrating ten years of showcasing LGBTQ writers! April’s “Just My Type” reading will feature John Balma, Michael Narkunski, and Roxana Preciado.

Gigi Gorgeous discusses and signs “He Said, She Said”

Join Gigi Gorgeous at Barnes & Noble at the Grove for a discussion and signing of “He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey.” Gigi is beloved for her critically-acclaimed documentary, outrageous sense of humor, no-holds-barred honesty, and glam Hollywood lifestyle. Ten years ago, she was a gawky Canadian teen named Gregory.
Genre: Memoir

T. Kira Madden discusses and signs “Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls”

Come out for an evening with author T. Kira Madden as she discusses and signs “Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls” at Skylight Books. This memoir is a story of coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida. Allie Rowbottom will join Madden in conversation.
Genre: Memoir

Open Mic: The Tete-a-Tete

The Tete-a-Tete is a multi-genre queer and ally focused reading series and open mic that will take place at Book Show. Anthony AW will be hosting.
Genre: All Genres, LGBTQ+

Jeff McMahon presents six monologues

Beyond Baroque presents Jeff McMahon who will present six of his works that span across socio- political, queer and historical frames of discourse, including Discontents, Scatter, City of God, Heel, Honorable Discharge, and Failure to Thrive.

Mesha Maren discusses and signs “Sugar Run”

Join Mesha Maren at Book Soup for a discussion and signing of “Sugar Run.” This book follows the life and love of Jodi McCarty and explores making a break for another life, the use and treachery of makeshift families, and how, no matter the distance we think we’ve traveled from the mistakes we’ve made, too often we find ourselves standing in precisely the place we began. Essayist Randal O’Wain will join Maren in conversation. Special guest Sam Maren will open the event with a few traditional West Virginia themed songs.
Genre: Fiction, LGBTQ+

Book Soup, ONE Archives, and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads present Jacob Tobia discussing and signing “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story”

Book Soup, ONE Archives, and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads present Jacob Tobia who will discuss and sign “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story.” Jacob’s book is a heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it’s like to grow up not sure if you’re (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above. Joining Jacob in conversation will be Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
More about the book:
From the moment a doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina, put “male” on Jacob Tobia’s birth certificate, everything went wrong. Alongside “male” came many other, far less neutral words: words that carried expectations about who Jacob was and who Jacob should be, words like “masculine” and “aggressive” and “cargo shorts” and “SPORTS!” Naturally sensitive, playful, creative, and glitter-obsessed, as a child Jacob was given the label “sissy.” In the two decades that followed, “sissy” joined forces with “gay,” “trans,” “nonbinary,” and “too-queer-to-function” to become a source of pride and, today, a rallying cry for a much-needed gender revolution. Through revisiting their childhood and calling out the stereotypes that each of us have faced, Jacob invites us to rethink what we know about gender and offers a bold blueprint for a healed world–one free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. From Jacob’s Methodist childhood and the hallowed halls of Duke University to the portrait-laden parlors of the White House, Sissy takes you on a gender odyssey you won’t soon forget. Writing with the fierce honesty, wildly irreverent humor, and wrenching vulnerability that have made them a media sensation, Jacob shatters the long-held notion that people are easily sortable into “men” and “women.” Sissy guarantees that you’ll never think about gender–both other people’s people’s and your own–the same way again. (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Location:
City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, 90069.

Genre: Biography, LGBTQ+