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Pride on the Page Book Festival 2023

Palm Springs Cultural Center


October 14, 2023    
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Back for our second year, this year we will offer the following panel discussions:

The Stories We Tell: Exploring Exciting New Works of Fiction – Foraging through outstanding new fiction in its many forms and subgenres.

Young at Heart from the Start: On Writing the LGBTQ+ Young Adult Novel – Young Adult authors discuss their books and the challenges and joys of writing YA novels.

In/Visible: Queer Histories Real and Imagined – A serious and humorous exploration into LGBTQ+ history.

Remember Me: Writing About Our Queer Lives – A close look at fascinating lives under the microscope in magnificent new memoirs.

Queer Love, Lust, Eros and Everything in Between – A Lively conversation about sex, romance, and erotica from LGBTQ+ writers.

It’s A Drag. Or Is it? – Across the Gender Spectrum in Art and Life – An exploration of gender identity/ies, binary busting and drag on and off the page.

Rising: On Thriving and Surviving Through The Art of Writing – Writers discuss their current works and how writing serves them as a healing/nurturing art.

Christian Cooper in conversation with Lorenzo Taylor – Central park birdwatcher, comics writer, television host, science editor and proud Blerd (Black nerd) discusses his book “Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World.”

A.M. Homes in conversation with Jim Holmes – Winner of the prestigious Orange/Women’s Prize for Fiction discusses her new novel “The Unfolding.”

Featuring 35+ authors participating, some of the authors confirmed are:

• Ryka Aoki (Science Fiction)

• Byron Lane (Fiction)

• Abdi Nazemian (Young Adult)

• Lydia Otero (Memoir/History)

• Steven Rowley (Fiction)

• Justin Elizabeth Sayre (History & Young Adult)

• Omar Sharif, Jr. (Memoir)

• Michelle Tea (Fiction/Memoir/Erotica)

• Lisa Teasley (Fiction)

• Jacob Tobia (Memoir)

• Guinivere Turner (Memoir)

Just to name a few! There will be something for everyone at the Pride on the Page Book Festival!

For more details, author information, and a full schedule go to:

The Second Annual Pride on the Page Book Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Public Library Foundation and the Palm Springs Public Library. In addition, other sponsors include the City of Palm Springs, Palm Springs Cultural Center, The Best Bookstore in Palm Springs (the official book seller at the events), United Airlines, David Perry Communications, El Mirasol Villas Resort, KGAY Radio, CV Independent, and The Standard.

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