Between the Covers Reading Series Presents Three Lambda Award Finalists
Gore Vidal biographer Tim Teeman, best-selling kink writer Laura Antoniou and Donna Minkowitz, author of the memoir Growing Up Golem will be reading from their Lambda-Award nominated books on Monday, May 12th in Riverdale’s literary arts café, An Bean Bocht as part of the monthly reading series, Between the Covers, hosted by Riverdale Avenue Books.
Tim Teeman’s In Bed With Gore Vida: Hustlers, Hollywood and the Private Life of an American Master is a Lambda finalist in the category of Best Gay Biography/Memoir. Former Village Voice reporter Donna Minkowitz’s memoir Growing Up Golem: How I Survived Brooklyn, My Mother and Some Really Bad Dates was nominated for best Lesbian Biography/Memoir. Laura Antoniou’s The Killer Wore Leather was nominated for Best Lesbian Mystery.
Now in their 26th year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2013. Winners will be announced during a ceremony on Monday evening, June 2, 2014, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, New York City 10003). Details on the annual after-party location are forthcoming. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/.
Between the Covers” always features its unique “dirty word” raffle giveaways. The May 12th reading will feature stunning corsets from hipsandcurves.com, samples of Dude Wipes and books by the readers.
This reading series has picked this location because it is adjacent to the Riverdale Avenue Books headquarters and accessible to readers who are located in upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut in mind—but of course, everyone is welcome to attend. The writer-friendly Irish café, An Beal Bocht, 445 W. 238th St. (take the No. 1. Train to 238th Street).
Beginning in June 6th, between the Covers will also host a downtown reading at People Kitchen, 163 Allen Street, on the first Friday of every month.