Two high school boys fall in love, then grow into adults as they deal with the aftermath of a sporting accident that leaves one of them a paraplegic. Their tale is told in San Francisco author Jim Provenzano’s novels Every Time I Think of You, which won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Romance category, and its sequel, Message of Love, a finalist this year for the same award. On this week’s Out in the Bay, Jim reads from the books, speaks with host Eric Jansen about themes in his novels and shares stories from his life and career as a sports and entertainment writer. Airs 7pm Thursday, May 14, at kalw.org + 91.7fm SF Bay Area.
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Sister Spit’s 2014 national tour kicks off March 19. On this week’s Out in the Bay, award-winning writers Michelle Tea and Ali Liebegott (Sister Spit co-founder and long-time contributor respectively) fill us in on the San Francisco-based queer feminist writers cabaret that traverses the USA and other countries spreading queer culture. They also read from their latest books: Michelle Tea‘s is Mermaid in Chelsea Creek; Ali Liebegott‘s is Cha-Ching!. Michelle also reads from the anthology Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road. Eric Jansen hosts. Airs 7pm Thursday, March 6.
Sister Spit’s 2014 tour begins with two Bay Area events: Wednesday, March 19, at the Elbo Room in San Francisco and Friday, March 21, at Rock Paper Scissors in Oakland. Then Sister Spit heads off for points north and east. See the full tour schedule and lots more info on Radar Productions’ queer literary programs at RADARProductions.org. Visit City Lights Books website for more info on Michelle Tea, Ali Liebegott and their books.
(Interview first aired June 2013; edited by associate producer Nora Elmeligy for rebroadcast.)
Why translate fiction? Eric Jansen’s guests are Bay Area novelists Sylvia Brownrigg and K.M. Soehnlein, who have both won Lambda Literary Awards for LGBT fiction and whose work has been translated into other languages. They share some of their own work with us and some of the great world literature that has inspired, informed and influenced them. Soehnlein and Brownrigg are among seven authors in the Center for the Art of Translation’s Voices Carry — “a celebration of international literature” — event in San Francisco April 20. (Live interview, aired 7pm Thursday, April 11.)