In lieu of a real post, I wanted to make folks aware of a great LGBT conference taking place in New Orleans this week/weekend. Although I have known about it for the past three years, I have been unable to attend. I hope that all of the attendees have a great time and that this venue continues to gather steam in the broader LGBTQ community.
Here is what the website has to say:
The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2001 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokes-people of the GLBT community. It was also formed to bring the GLBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts.
Now in its eighth year, the Festival has grown into an internationally-recognized event that brings together a who’s who of GLBT publishers, writers and readers from throughout the United States and beyond. The Festival, held over 4 days each Spring, feature panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors and publishers to talk about their work for the benefit of emerging writers and the enjoyment of fans of LGBT literature.
To learn more, please visit the website: