Monday, September 14, 2009

My Diva: 65 Gay Men and the Women Who Inspired Them

This Sunday at 2p.m., The Writer's Center is pleased to host editor Michael Montlack and several authors from the Anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men and the Women Who Inspire Them

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The Writer’s Center presents a reading from the recently published anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men and the Women Who Inspire Them. In this book, male writers reveal how their connections to historic and popular female icons encouraged them to accept and love their identities as gay men.

When: Sunday, September 20, 2 PM
Where: The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
Admission: free and open to the public.
Information: or 301.654.8664

At this event, editor Michael Montlack joins five others to discuss how celebrity women have impacted their lives. Montlack’s conception of My Diva was to create an opportunity for gay men to express their experiences in finding, accepting, and expressing themselves in a social and political culture that often prefers to stifle their voices.

About the book:

About the Writers:

Michael Montlack is the editor of My Diva and the author of three poetry chapbooks. He splits his time between New York City, where he teaches at Berkeley College, and San Francisco. Visit his blog.

David Bergman's most recent book is Gay American Autobiography: Writings from Whitman to Sedaris.

John Dimes, a former stand-up comic, has had his works appear in numerous anthologies. He is the author of the fantasy novel The Rites of Pretending Tribe and the surreal urban fantasy Intracations.

Bill Fogle shares a 92-year-old house in Washington, DC, with his partner Gary and their dogs and cats. He works in publishing and enjoys playing piano.

RJ Gibson lives and works in West Virginia. His chapbook, Scavenge, won the 2009 Robin Becker contest.

Allen Smith is the author of the poetry chapbook Unfolding Map. He lives with his partner in Alexandria, Va., and has been a writer and editor in business-to-business publishing for 18 years.

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