Saturday, May 21, 2016

NINTH MULTI-ARTS CELEBRATION OF BI WRITING & FOURTH ANNUAL BISEXUAL BOOK AWARDS



NINTH MULTI-ARTS CELEBRATION OF BI WRITING
& FOURTH ANNUAL BISEXUAL BOOK AWARDS
WILL ENTERTAIN AUDIENCE AND HONOR AUTHORS


New York NY: The Bi Writers Association (BWA) announces its celebration of bisexual writing, which utilizes our ninth annual multi-arts reading as the entertainment program for our Fourth Annual Bisexual Book Awards ceremony, which takes place on Fri June 3rd.

Awards will be bestowed in nine bisexual book categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Romance, Erotic Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Memoir/Biography, Teen/Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Poetry, and two special categories: Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year. A full list of finalists can be found on our website.

According to BWA director Sheela Lambert, “the Bisexual Book Awards is the one place where authors who write bisexual characters, storylines or themes can be honored in such a variety of categories. We also reward publishers who do their utmost to publish quality books with bisexual content and support their authors. We are all about encouraging authors to write more bi-themed books, with fresh characters, settings and topics, and encouraging publishers to publish them.“ Over the 10 years that BWA has been active, there has been progress: from 10 bisexual books published in 2006 to over 100 in 2015.
“It’s our goal to keep expanding the canon of bisexual literature,” says Lambert.

Our multi-arts program preceding the awards ceremony contains readings from finalists in Memoir, Biography, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi/Mystery, Erotica, Teen/Young Adult, Fiction and Nonfiction with live music and comic book art rounding out the proceedings.

  • Kate Evans / Call It Wonder: An Odyssey of Love, Sex, Spirit, and Travel    
   
  • Emily Bingham / Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham
   
  • B.R. Sanders / Ariah
   
  • Francis Gideon / A Winter in Rome
   
  • Michelle Moore & Reesa Herberth / Peripheral People    
   
  • Heidi Belleau & Sam Schooler / Dead Ringer
   
  • Megan Mulry / Bound with Honor
   
  • Erica Yang / Bad Idea    
   
  • Redfern Jon Barrett / Giddy Death of the Gays & Strange Demise of Straights
   
  • Sheela Lambert / Bisexuality in Education edited by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
   
Elizabeth Beier will give a special presentation of her comic book ”Bisexual Trials & Errors.”

Live music byHoneybird” Monique Mizrahi in-between readings will keep the audience juiced up. Host Sheela Lambert, BWA Director and editor of the multi-genre fiction anthology Best Bi Short Stories, will keep everything moving.

Our venue is the Westbeth Community Room, a popular arts venue in the West Village at 55 Bethune St., just west of Washington St., New York NY 10014. Doors open for book signings at 6:30pm, program starts at 7pm and goes to about 10:30pm, more book signings and schmoozing 10:30-11pm, after-party 11pm-1am at Malaparte Restaurant, 753 Washington St. @ Bethune-no entrance fee, cash bar/food.

Tickets $15 in advance or at the door
Seating is limited: contact us about advance tickets
Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune St. W. of Washington St., NYC
Questions? fuscialadybug@netzero.com or 917-583-1797

http://www.biwriters.org/bi-book-awards/