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New artists for Bi Lines: Cecilia Tan, Michael David Gordon & J.R. Yussuf

[Photos left to right: Cecilia Tan, Michael David Gordon, J.R. Yussuf]

New artists have been added to the Bi Lines program!

Cecilia Tan is a writer, editor, and sexuality activist. She is the author of Slow Surrender, The Prince’s Boy, Mind Games, The Hot Streak, White Flames, Edge Plays, Black Feathers, The Velderet, and Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords, as well as the Magic University series of paranormal erotic romances. She has the distinction of being perhaps the only writer to have erotic fiction published in both Penthouse and Ms. magazines, as well as in scores of other magazines and anthologies including Asimov’s, Best American Erotica, and Nerve. She is the founder and editor of Circlet Press, publishers of erotic science fiction and fantasy, the founder and creator of the Fetish Fair Fleamarket ™, and was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010.

Michael David Gordon is a professional singer, actor and director. {bio coming soon}

J.R. Yussuf is a New York based writer, actor and photographer. He has been published in Instigatorzine, FOCUS Magazine, The CultureLP and the upcoming anthologies, Best Bi Short Stories and Double Consciousness: An Autoethnographic Guide to My Black American Existence. He has written short stories, poetry, monologues, fictional letters, fictional journal entries, answering dear abi letters, journalism, pop culture, sexual health and political-cultural studies pieces. Yussuf graduated from Stony Brook University with his B.A. in Theater Arts.

The Bisexual Book Awards & Bi Lines VII: A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing, organized by the Bi Writers Association, will be held on the evening of Sat May 31, at Westbeth in the West Village, 55 Bethune St. just west of Washington St. (FYI: The Bisexual Book Awards are two days before the Lammy Awards.)

Tickets: $12 at the door.

Schedule: Book signings begin at 6:30pm, the stage program will be from approx 7-9:30, with more book signings until 10pm. Afterparty 10pm-?

Our program will include multiple readings, live music, projected art from a bisexual comic anthology, capped off with the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony.

This is what we've confirmed for the program so far, with more to come:

Manil Suri, author of novel The City of Devi
Cecilia Tan & J.R. Yussuf, contributors to Best Bi Short Stories
Bushra Rehman, author of semi-autobiographical novel Corona
Marina Peralta, author of memoir Barriers to Love: Embracing a Bisexual Identity
Jean Roberta, author of erotic novel The Flight of the Black Swan
Charles “Zan” Christensen & Lena Chandhok, Presentation of art & reading from Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight
Michael David Gordon: Live music

Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony: Presentation of Awards
Afterparty: TBA

Tags: bisexual, bisexual book awards, bisexual books

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