Astraea Celebrates Twenty Years of its Lesbian Writers Fund

Published on Nov 12, 2011

On November 11th, 2011, writers, musicians and Astraea supporters gathered at Writeous!, an evening of tribute and performances held at the Brecht Forum in New York City’s West Village.  Writeous! marked the 20th year of the Astraea Foundation’s Lesbian Writers Fund, pointing to the Lesbian Writer’s Funds two decade history of supporting lesbian voices in literature as well opening the floor to the profound words of contemporary poets, authors and musicians.

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Just under one hundred attendees came to hear the work of R. Erica Doyle, Karma Mayet Johnson, Ana-Maurine Lara, Chinelo Okparanta, Kirya Traber and Lenelle Moïse.  A touching multimedia tribute to poet and activist Cheryl B also filled the room with memory.  Finally, Writeous! became a celebration in the liveliest sense as the crowd moved their chairs to the side and danced to the music of Cocomama and DJ RiMarkable.