Meliza Bañales is Hitting the Road! 

Meliza Bañales is on tour NOW, in support of her novel Life is Wonderful, People Are Terrific making it to the finals of the Lambda Literary Awards!

Check out the dates below and head out to support a major talent and force of literary magic.

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LONG BEACH

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd

Zine Queens: A Trans & Queer Zine Fest

The Forest 5551 Atlantic Ave.

FREE, ALL AGES

Noon-5pm: Tabling and book signing by 2016 Lambda Literary Finalist Meliza Bañales and her press, Chulx Press!

Stay 5pm-9pm for all the Queer punk bands and big gay dance after-party!

*Books and zines will be for sale.

WEST HOLLYWOOD/LOS ANGELES

TUESDAY, MAY 24th

Lambda Literary Finalists’ Reading

LA Public Library, West Hollywood Branch, San Vicente Boulevard

FREE, ALL AGES

7pm SHARP

*Books and zines will be for sale

VENTURA

THURSDAY, MAY 26th

FEATURE at Thursday Night Open Mic, Hosted by Ventura Poet Laureate, Phil Taggert!

EP Foster Library, Main Street

FREE, ALL AGES

7:30pm (Open Mic Sign-Up 7:15pm)

*Chapbooks and zines will be for sale

NEW YORK CITY

MONDAY, JUNE 6th

The 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, Finalist: Meliza Bañales, LGBT Debut Fiction, “Life Is Wonderful, People Are Terrific”, Ladybox Books

NYU Skirball Center, NYC

5:30pm– Red Carpet, VIP Cocktail Reception

7pm– Awards Ceremony

11pm– After-Party

Tickets available and open to the public through lambdaliterary.org

**TENTATIVE/TBD

MANHATTAN

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th

CO-FEATURE with fellow 2016 Lambda Literary Finalist for Transgender Non-Fiction, Willy Wilkinson (author of “On the Edge of Race and Gender”)!

Bluestockings Feminist Bookstore

**DETAILS TENTATIVE/TBD

BOYLE HEIGHTS, EAST LOS ANGELES

FRIDAY, JUNE 10th

Con Fuerza Collective and Chulita Vinyl Club LA Chapter Present: Womxn of Our Lives Open Mic!

Fachapatoto, 2000 East 1st Street

$5 NOTAFLOF

Healing ceremony before, please bring a picture of a womxn that inspires you for the altar

Sign-Up at 7pm, list priority goes to WOC, QWOC, QPOC, gender-fluid, and Trans folks!

5 minute time limit!

*Books and zines will be for sale.

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