THU. JUNE 24
Gary Glickman, author of “Aura” (Hayworth Press), will read tonight at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. at 7 p.m. in conjunction with Out Professionals Gay Pride events. Also appearing is Michael T. Luongo, editor of “Between Two Palms,” a collection of gay travel erotica stories. Glickman will also read at Creative Visions on Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
Is your relationship headed more toward Splitsville than Massachusetts? Still wondering where you can find a Mr. Right, or even just a Mr. Reasonably-Sane, Moderately-Attractive, Relatively-Stable All-around Nice Guy? Ask the expert at Creative Visions. Neil Kaminsky, author of “Affirmative Gay Relationships” will be on hand to answer all your love and relationships que(e)ries. 7 p.m. at Creative Visions
FRI. JUNE 25
Christian Peacemaker Teams (www.cpt.org) is a volunteer violence-reduction team. CPT primarily trains peace-workers to live in areas of lethal conflict around the world and has a presence in Colombia, Chiapas, Mexico, Iraq and other areas of conflict around the world. In Iraq, delegates live among the local community of Baghdad and shared the life the Iraqi people for the purpose of connecting “one-to-one” with people and fostering peaceful relationships. CPT connects with all people regardless of religion, ethnicity or sex. The group’s violence reduction work is part of a growing global movement of peace education and “global action”. Leaders such as Gandhi, Badhshah Khan, Dr. Martin Luther King and peacemakers from other religions and traditions inspired CPT. Bluestockings Bookstore presents a panel and discussion at 7 p.m., donation suggested.
SUN. JUNE 27
Youme Landowne will read from her debut children’s book, “Selavi: That is Life, A Haitian Story of Hope” at Housing Works Used Book Café at 2 p.m. The reading is part of a monthly children’s series. Edwidge Danticat has said of Selavi: “Being a child of Haiti myself, I can only hope that Selavi’s story will be repeated in the lives of many other children, among them future writers and radio and television journalists, who will continue to tell, and show, their stories in such moving and powerful ways that the rest of the world will no longer be able to neglect them.”
Internationally renowned fighter for women’s rights and leading Iraqi activist, Yanar Mohammed, reports on the latest developments of the women’s movement in Iraq. Ms. Mohammed is founder of Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) editor of the women’s newspaper al Mousawat (Equality) and is a member of the Worker Communist Party of Iraq. She will be giving a slide presentation and speaking on empowering women not to accept inferior status for any reason; OWFI’s large-scale women’s march in Baghdad for International Women’s Day; organizing women at work against systemic offenses; opening two women’s shelters to protect women from “honor killings” and post-war violence; denouncing the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib Prison; and campaigning for an egalitarian and secular government that respects all citizens as human beings and opposes all forms of bigotry. 7 p.m. at Bluestockings Bookstore. All donations will be forwarded to activists in Iraq who are establishing shelters for battered Iraqi women. For more information, contact: [email protected].
TUE. JUNE 29
As part of David Foster Wallace’s book tour for “Oblivion,” Housing Works Used Book Café and Little, Brown and Company Publishers, will present an “author2author” event tonight at The Public Theatre. Admission is free, first come, first served. George Saunders will interview David Foster Wallace about his highly anticipated new collection of short stories. The event will also include a reading and Q&A. David Foster Wallace will sign books in the lobby of the theatre immediately following the event. For more information about “Oblivion” and Wallace’s five-city tour, please visit twbookmark.com. 7 p.m. 425 Lafayette St.
Barnes and Noble, Greenwich Village, 396 6th Ave., 212 674 8780.
Barnes and Noble, Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway, 212 595 6859.
Barnes and Noble, Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212 253 0810.
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., 212 777 6028.
Borders Columbus Circle, 2nd Floor in the Time Warner Building, 212 823 9775
Borders Wall St., 100 Broadway, 212 964 1988.
The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, 212 614 0505.
Creative Visions Book Store, 548 Hudson St., 212 645 7573.
Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St. 212 334 3324.
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., 212 505 3360.
The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., 212 620 7310.
92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., 212 415 5500 and Makor at the Steinhardt Building, 35 W. 67th St., 212 601 1000.
The Poetry Project 131 E. 10th St., 212 674 0910.