Friday, April 18, 2008
Top 5 LGBT Arts and Culture books named
My book Art That Dares is one of five finalists in the LGBT Arts and Culture category for this year’s Lambda Literary Awards. The awards recognize excellence in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. Lammy winners will be announced May 29 at a gala ceremony in West Hollywood, CA. I’ll also be participating in a reading for Lambda Literary Award finalists at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at A Different Light Bookstore, 8853 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. The five books in the Arts and Culture category are: The recent flowering of queer visibility in popular culture is examined by scholars in Media Queered. Packed with color illustrations, Art That Dares profiles a diverse group of 11 artists whose art has been called blasphemous. The world’s leading queer filmmakers and screenwriters discuss their challenges in interviews in The View From Here. Feeling Backward, a book of literary criticism, weighs the costs of moving into the mainstream for GLBT culture. An insightful journalist writes profiles and personal essays on gay themes in popular culture in Other Men’s Sons. For tickets and more info, visit LambdaLiterary.org. ________ Kittredge Cherry blogs at the Jesus in Love Blog and edits the Jesus in Love Newsletter on queer spirituality and the arts. She offers GLBT and progressive spiritual resources at JesusInLove.org.