This event was very cosy – last public reading for LGBT History Month, and local, and with friends. I think we pulled out all the stops.
Sadly Rebecca Idris had been sent to the Ukraine by her employers (what had she done to deserve that?) so was not able to join us, so we each read more than we would otherwise have done.
Here are the results.
Catherine Blackfeather reading from her novel Mitchie, about a young woman cross-dressing to survive the western frontier of nineteenth century Canada.
Me reading from Leaving (London Lies) a story set in a pub just down the road from where we were reading.
V A Fearon reading two sections from her novel The Girl with the Treasure Chest about gang negotiator, Dani.
Back to Cath for a section of her latest (still looking for a publisher). I don’t think she gave us a title, so I’ve called it For the Boys for now: Gareth has an assignment…
And finally me again, with a section of A Second-hand Emotion – in which preparations for a big date are in full swing.
We all really enjoyed the event, thanks to Richard Shaw (Hither Green Hall) for organising and Bobby Mizen (Cafe of Good Hope) for hosting, and thanks for the audience for coming along, laughing in the right places, and contributing to the collection for Gay Switchboard.
By the way, at other events this month we’ve been collecting for Stonewall, and raised £35.22