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Aiden Thomas in Conversation With Adam Silvera

In Aiden Thomas’s #OwnVoices LGBT paranormal YA novel, Cemetery Boys (Swoon Reads), a trans boy determined to prove his gender to his family summons a ghost who refuses to leave. Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend, Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened…

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Virtual Book Club: O Human Star

https://join.skype.com/Ti23mIwRHviv Skype with comics friends! This week, let’s talk about O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti. “Alastair Sterling was the inventor who sparked the robot revolution. And because of his sudden death, he didn’t see any of it. That is, until he wakes up 16 years later in a robot body that matches his old one exactly.” Scifi, drama, and LGBT themes. What more could you want! In this time of virtual access, we’re switching over to some web comics! Click here to read Volume 1 online. http://ohumanstar.com/comic/chapter-1-title-page/ OR check if we have any of the physical volumes by emailing bookswpictures@gmail.com with O HUMAN STAR BOOK CLUB in the subject line and we’ll work it out. NOTE: Orders may not arrive in time for book…

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Real Queer America: LGBT Stories From Red States

Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she’s a senior Daily Beast reporter happily married to another woman. A lot in her life has changed, but what hasn’t changed is her deep love of Red State America, and of queer people who stay in so-called “flyover country” rather than moving to the liberal coasts. In Real Queer America (Little, Brown), Allen takes us on a cross-country road trip stretching from Provo, Utah, to the Rio Grande Valley to the Bible Belt to the Deep South. Capturing profound cultural shifts underway in unexpected places and revealing a national network of chosen family fighting for a better world, Real Queer America is a treasure trove of uplifting stories and a much-needed source of…

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Partnered Reading with the Broader Community

This is a partnered reading between writers in the greater Portland area and AWP attendees/published authors. 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, better to come late than never, and we are serving food as part of a completely optional potluck! Each community member will read a piece onstage, then a conference attendee will read something they’ve written in conversation with their partner’s piece. We encourage everyone, including people from marginalized groups of all kinds, to contact us at cedeptula@sbcglobal.net if you’d like to participate. So far our lineup includes Leticia Garcia Bradford, Elyana Ren, Alice Lavender Love, Yolanda Clay, Cristina Deptula, Rebecca Smolen, Doug Hawley, Sherri Schultz, Crystal Stone and Gina DeVries. Open mic follows if time permits. Contact: Cristina Deptula and Ross Robbins [from AWP’s…

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