Writeous! Celebrating the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund

Published on Nov 11, 2011

On November 11th, 2011, we celebrated the Lesbian Writers Fund’s 20 Years with very special readings and tributes as well as lively music and dancing.  Hosted at the Brecht Forum in New York City’s West Village, Writeous! was a lively, warm and spirited celebration that looked at the twenty year history of the Lesbian Writers Fund and reminded us all of the vital importance of supporting lesbian artists, poets and authors.

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Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
-Audre Lorde, 1991 Lesbian Writers Fund Judge in Poetry

Writeous! Celebrating the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund

This showcase event featured performances by award recipients and judges, a musical performance from Cocomama, and a special presentation honoring the late Cheryl B.

Featured performers:
R. Erica Doyle, Karma Mayet Johnson, Ana-Maurine Lara, Chinelo Okparanta, Kirya Traber, Lenelle Moïse & a special presentation honoring the life & work of poet/writer/activist, Cheryl B
Also, musical Performance by Cocomama and a set by DJ RiMarkable

November 11th • 7PM Doors, 8PM Show
Brecht Forum • 451 West Street, New York, NY [map]

Artist accommodations generously provided by the Brooklyn Apartment.