Queer Voices on the Road

With their novels set in NYC, LA, Middle Eastern cities, Harlem, and Paris – these writers bring us stories of multiple times and places; new lenses for examining human journeys.

Tim-Murphy-Woodstock-BookfestTim Murphy is the author of the novels Christodora, long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal, and Correspondents, out May 2019, from Grove Atlantic, which Kirkus Reviews called “propulsive and engrossing and rooted in the simplest of storytelling points: Empathy can erase prejudice.”

He has reported on HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ issues and social, political and cultural matters for The New York Times, New York magazine, The Nation and POZ Magazine, where he was an editor and staff writer.

He lives in both Brooklyn, and just outside Hudson, NY.

Joe-Okonkwo-Woodstock-BookfestJoe Okonkwo is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and editor. His debut novel, Jazz Moon, was published by Kensington Books. David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl, called Jazz Moon “A passionate, alive, and original novel about love, race, and jazz in 1920s Harlem and Paris — a moving story of traveling far to find oneself.” Jazz Moon was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction.

Joe’s work has been anthologized in Love Stories from Africa, Best Gay Love Stories 2009, and Best Gay Stories 2015. His short story “Cleo” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from City College of New York. He is a proud resident of the New York City borough of Queens.

Get a Full Festival pass and you’ll get to take in the Story Slam on Thursday night. Then sail into the weekend: attending all the wonderful panels, breakfast, both Little Bites and Big Libations Cocktail Parties, and both evening events. And share the bounty from our always-stuffed goody bag.

Or treat yourself to The Whole Shebang for $450. Here’s what you’ll get:

All of the above PLUS the One Day Intensive of your choice.

Kleinert/James Center
34 Tinker Street
Saturday March 30, 2019