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PANIC! is New York City’s only ongoing LGBT reading series, held every last Wednesday of the month at Nowhere in the East Village. Hosted by Charlie Vázquez, PANIC! offers changing themes and features writers from different sectors of New York City’s LGBT community. The New York Public Library is thrilled to present PANIC! @ the Library on Saturday, October 17th at 2:30pm at the Jefferson Market Library, 427 Avenue of the Americas at West 10th Street, 212.243.4334. The scheduled readers are:
Charlie Vázquez is a writer of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. His fiction and essays have been published in various anthologies such as the iconoclastic volumes Queer and Catholic and Best Gay Love Stories. His writings have appeared in Chelsea Clinton News, Mensbook Journal, Advocate.com, NYPress.com and many other print and online publications. Charlie hosts the monthly reading series called Panic! which focuses on unusual and original writing – from erotica to poetry to horror. His first fiction collection, Latino Bizarro and Corazón, will be published in November of 2009.
Brandon Lacy Campos is a 31-year-old queer Afro-Boricua, African-American,Objibwe, and Euro poz kid with lots to say. His writing has appeared in Queer Codex, Chile Love, BlackPower.com, Mariposas, Under What Bandera and a number ofother anthologies and journals. In February, 2010 Summerfolk Press will release Brandon’s first solo work, It Ain’t Truth If It Doesn’t Hurt.
Rosalind Christine Lloyd is a contemporary fiction and erotica writer (and occasionalpoet) whose work has appeared in over 15 anthologies including the Best Lesbian Erotica and Best American Erotica series. Her latest piece was published last year in Spanked: Red Cheek Erotica and another is slated for publication in Bottoms Up in late summer2009. Rosalind is working on two e-books, a novel and a collection of her published short fiction. She lives in downtown New York with her queer version of a nuclear family.
A New York based spoken word/performance artist, Karen Jaime is also a cultural activist and writer. From 2002 to 2005, she served as the host/curator of the Friday Night Slam at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café and can be seen along with Miguel Algarin in the 2006 spoken word documentary SPIT.
We hope you'll join us and look out for the next PANIC! @ the Library reading in November at the Mott Haven Branch.