Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Literary Date: July 12, 2007

Earlier this year, I was part of the first Asian Bookfest. Now, I'm engaging in a new literary project. This one is for gay people. (I know, I know. Some of you are thinking that Noel is biting off more than he can chew...again! Well, get ready to put me away!)

Introducing the Promising Series at A Different Light Bookstore...

A brand, spankin' new reading program will debut at A Different Light bookstore in West Hollywood on July 12th. It’s called the Promising Series with the goal of exclusively featuring established and emerging gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender writers.

“I think that it’s important that writers at varying points in their literary careers meet to share work and ideas,” said series coordinator Noel Alumit. “New GLBT writers in particular need a space where they can express themselves. More established writers can inspire hope for those just beginning a career.”

The Promising Series first reading will feature writer Prince Gomolvilas. His plays include BIG HUNK O' BURNIN' LOVE, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, BEE, and the stage adaptation of MYSTERIOUS SKIN. He received the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/Julie Harris Playwright Award, International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Award, PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Drama, East West Players' Made in America Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for the Asian Pacific Islander Community, and a screenwriting fellowship with The Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, sponsored by Paramount Pictures.

Up and coming writers who will be showcased are Giovanni Ortega, a performer and poet with a MFA from UCLA, and Serena Lin, an attorney, who recently left the practice of criminal law to pursue the equally difficult path of a free spirit.

The Promising Series will take place on Thursday, July 12 at 7:30pm. A Different Light Bookstore: 8853 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069,(310) 854-6601


jasonphoon said...

It's just a coincidence that it's my birthday on the 7th of July.

Not that it's of any relevance to the blog entry though.

George said...

Can hardly wait. This is exactly the kind of program we need, now more than ever. I'll see you there!

Paul said...

This is such a great idea. If I'm intown, I'll be there.

Sundry said...

This is just great. I am excited for you, and yes, a little jealous. Moving to the boonies was good for my soul, but bad for my involvement in the literary life. You're doing wonderful things, my friend!