Bi Lines has been the biggest bi culture event of the year in New York City for several years running and this fifth annual program, coming up on Sunday June 3rd and kicking off LGBT Pride Month, is expected to be the best so far.
In addition to readings from some of the best bi-themed books of 2011 and 2012, there will be live theater, live music and an art slideshow from a graphic novel--all organized by the Bi Writers Association.
The readings will range from Native American poetry (Sovereign Erotics, Qwo-Li Driskill) to bi Sci Fi about a bisexual alien and his two earth lovers (Triptych, J.M. Frey), to the latest in bi queer theory (Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges, Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio) to a novel based on acclaimed bisexual artist Tamara de Lempicka and the fictional? story of her secret affair with her most celebrated model (The Last Nude, Ellis Avery) and more.
Ilike Merey will project a slideshow of art panels from her popular graphic novel a + e 4ever, while performing her reading.
Celebrated author James Earl Hardy (B-Boy Blues) will be on hand to introduce an excerpt from his daring play about bisexual blatino porn star and mogul Tiger Tyson, Confessions of a Homo Thug Porn Star, with Johnathan Cedano starring as Tyson.
Live music by singer/songwriter/musicians Viva and Rorie Kelly are expected to make the audience dance in their seats.
As founder of the Bi Writers Association, I will be hosting this event so feel free to come up and say hello after the show, I love meeting my readers.
Bi Lines will be in a great new venue this year: Nuyorican Poets Cafe, which is set up like a cabaret, has a full bar. and is co-sponsoring the event. Nuyorican's bisexual co-founder, Miguel Pinero was a celebrated poet and playwright whose life was revealed in the film Pinero, starring Benjamin Bratt, as well as the play Pinero Resurected.
Audience members will be invited to the soul food after-party for the performers, adding a social aspect to the evening.
In the past Bi Lines was always in May, because it piggybacks on the Lambda Literary Awards, but they pushed the awards to June this year, so Bi Lines has now become a Pride Month event, as well as the biggest bi culture event of the year.
Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Nuyorican Poets Cafe website or at the door.
Bi Lines V: A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing
Readings! Theater! Music! Art!
Sun June 3rd at Nuyorican Poets Cafe from 6-9pm
236 East 3rd Street between Aves B & C 10009
The biggest bi culture event of the year in NYC! Celebrated 2011 bisexual book authors, finalists & nominees for the bisexual Lambda Literary Awards, read from their works. Plus live theater, live music, graphic art & soul food after-party!
Hosted by Bi Writers Association, co-sponsored by Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Tickets $8
Purchase advance tickets at http://www.nuyorican.org/ or pay at door.
6pm Book signings
8:30-9pm Book signings
9-11 Soul Food After Party nearby
The Correspondence Artist, Barbara Browning -Lammy Award finalist
Sovereign Erotics, Qwo-Li Driskill -Lammy Award finalist
The Horizontal Poet, Jan Steckel -Lammy Award finalist
Triptych, J.M. Frey -Lammy Award finalist
Surviving Steven: A True Story, Ven Rey -Lammy Award finalist
a + e 4ever: A Graphic Novel, Ilike Merey
Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections
and Challenges, Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio -Lammy Award finalist
Straight Jock Pussy, Christopher Trevor
The Last Nude, Ellis Avery
Scene from Confessions of a Homo Thug Porn Star by James Earl Hardy (author B-Boy Blues) starring Johnathan Cedano as Tiger Tyson
Art slideshow from a + e 4ever: A Graphic Novel by Ilike Merey
Soul food after party nearby
Questions? Contact info (at) biwriters.org or 917-583-1797