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Romance, Mystery, Intrigue and More...
Storytellers of Lesbian Lives
Katherine V. Forrest's many books include the Kate Delafield mystery series and the lesbian classic Curious Wine. She's won four Lambda Literary Awards, the Publishing Triangle's Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lambda Literary Foundation's Pioneer Award. She's currently supervising editor at Spinsters Ink.
After twenty years of writing lesbian fiction and twenty-five-plus novels that include nine Lammy and Goldie winners, Karin Kallmaker continues to treasure lesbian romance stories and the women who read them. Her latest release is a Hollywood story of lesbians and love called Stepping Stone.
Whether in the rubble of an LA earthquake, the corridors of the US Capitol, or even on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, KG MacGregor finds romance. This Lammy and 3-time Goldie winner, author of the Shaken Series, is happy to bring her latest, Photographs of Claudia.
Dillon Watson is new to publishing, but not writing. Her first novel Keile's Chance is a romance about taking chances. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.
Amy Dawson Robertson creates strong characters in action-packed stories drawn on current events. Miles to Go is her first novel and she is looking forward to her first reading at the Stonewall Library.
Welcome and Kickoff Party at New Moon Bar!
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 2440 Wilton, Fort L.
Fort Lauderdale's hottest spot for lesbians on Friday night of Valentine Weekend. We'll sign books and get acquainted as we kick off the South Florida Y Tour. This event is free and open to all - grab your friends and bring them along!
Bella will be supporting Iron Ladies, which benefits free mammograms for women in need, and the HIV/AIDS support network Broward House. Books available for purchase; credit cards accepted.
Stonewall Library Workday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1300 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort LSpend the day inside Our Library, Our Place, Our Community space with Bella and Spinsters authors as we undertake work projects including painting, landscaping, "straightening" the stacks and basically anything they need. Last year, our readers helped select classic books to add to the collection and this year we're continuing our commitment to preserving our literature.
All you have to do is volunteer your time to be part of maintaining the history of our community. Last year's community work day in Denver was so much fun that "work" was the wrong way to describe it! Many hands make light work and great fun, so join us!
Art Explosion Celebration and Author Event!
1 p.m. - 4 p.m., 1300 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort LStonewall is hosting a reading, signing and Q&A as part of ArtExplosion, Broward's two-week festival of arts. Join all our authors for a memorable Valentine's Day! Books available for purchase and credit cards accepted.
Some of the authors and readers who have gathered for the Y Tour are booking on a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas departing from Miami on Monday February 15. Our cruise line is Norwegian, which is handling all aspects of the bookings and sailings. Warm seas and lots of congenial company--even a private island! What better to chase away the mid-winter blues?
Each person must register with the cruise line and follow those instructions and agree to whatever waivers and liability statements the cruise line requires. Bella's and Spinster's only role is to coordinate the selection and announcement of a common sailing date: February 15. Neither Bella Books nor Spinsters Ink, nor its authors or representatives, are acting as a travel agent and assume no liability and make no guarantees about the cruise or the performance of the cruise line, or anyone associated with the cruise line. The sum total of all arrangements and agreements are between the person who registers and Norwegian or their travel agent/responsible party.
Making Y Tour Fort Lauderdale Possible
New Moon is Fort Lauderdale's hottest lesbian hangout. Our event will help support Iron Ladies and the HIV/AIDS support network Broward House.
The Iron Ladies Annual Golf Tournament underwrites free mammograms for women in need.
The Lambda Literary Foundation is dedicated to raising the status of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people throughout society by rewarding and promoting excellence among LGBT writers who use their work to explore LGBT lives.
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