2002 authors from left to right: Gary Glickman, Daniel M.
Suzanne Jill Levine, Ted Burnes, and Patricia Nell Warren.
Photo compliments of Leo F. Cabranes-Grant.
October 12, 2002, Gay Santa Barbara held its first Literary
Salon. A standing-room only crowd in historic Casa De La Guerra
heard five Southern California authors read from their work.
Glickman of Los Angeles, known for his highly regarded novel,
Years From Now, read new poetry, as did local Santa Barbara
slam poet master and UCSB graduate student, Ted Burns. Local
author Daniel M. Jaffe read from his novel, The Limits of
Pleasure, which has been excerpted in Best Gay Erotica 2003.
And Professor Suzanne Jill Levine of UCSB, author of the critically
acclaimed biography, Manual Puig and the Spider Woman, read
her translations of work by a range of Latin American authors.
To finish up the event, queer superstar and literary pioneer
Patricia Nell Warren, author of the blockbuster novel, The
Front Runner, talked about her life in Spain and read from
her newest novel, The Wild Man. After waves of rousing applause
(!) the readings were followed by author signings and book
sales (and this photo).
have already been lined up for our 2003 Read OUT Loud event
happening on October 11. Click
here to read all the details.