Girls2Girl Productions brings Sheree Greer to the cultural corner at Girls Out Loud Music Fest.
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Sheree L. Greer has been published in Hair Trigger, The Windy City Times, Reservoir, Fictionary, and the Windy City Queer Anthology: Dispatches from the Third Coast. She has performed her work across selected venues in Milwaukee, New York, Miami, Chicago, and Tampa, where she hosts Oral Fixation, the only LGBTQ Open Mic series in Tampa Bay. She received a Union League of Chicago Civic Arts Foundation Award, earned her MFA at Columbia College Chicago, and currently teaches writing and literature at St. Petersburg College. Ms. Greer is an Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund grantee and completed a VONA residency at University of Miami. An excerpt from her novel What Has Never Been Taught appears in Best Lesbian Romance 2012.
Girls2Girl Productions enjoys a good book! Special guest author Lynette Mae will be signing her books at the Girls Out Loud Music Fest taking place September 15, 2012 in St. Pete, FL. Lynette will have her books available for purchase.
I write lesbian fiction because I want to tell my story—our stories—authentically. I don't want to ignore the totality of our experiences as lesbians. I don't mean to disparage, but let's remember that as women, we do have a different experience even from that of gay men. Yes, the human condition is universal in many ways, but to deeply grasp the emotion and experience of any human, one cannot edit out sexuality. Humans are the only species whose sexuality is inextricably tied to emotion, and this is especially true for women. I want to write great stories with lesbian heroines who are strong, capable, sensitive, and yes, sexual. I can't find those positive representations of myself, or lesbians in general out in the mainstream, straight, fiction world. Therefore, I choose to write those stories. So, for me, I'm not writing lesfic as some lead-up to hitting it big in the mainstream world. Unless the mainstream world is ready to accept unabashed, fully developed lesbian characters. I pray that day arrives. Until then, I am proud to wear the label: "Lesbian Author".
Girls2Girl Productions is pleased to bring special guest author Tenea D. Johnson to the Girls Out Loud Music Fest. Look for her booth at the Music Fest where she will be signing and selling her books.
Tenea D. Johnson is a musician and author of many short stories, a poetry collection, and two speculative fiction novels, R/evolution and the Lambda-listed Smoketown. She's currently working on a fiction album as well as the final book in the R/evolution duology. Next year, she'll co-edit the 2013 edition of the lesbian sci fi anthology Heiresses of Russ with Steve Berman.