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Readings & Events

Award-winning gay fiction authors Trebor Healey Jim Provenzano and Gar McVey-Russell discuss writing about the past, and in contemporary settings, in an engaging talk, with short readings from their new and recent work.

Monday, June 24, 7pm 2024 at Fabulosa Books

489 Castro St. SF

Free/register HERE.

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Lit Crawl @ ATA Gallery, Oct. 21, 5pm 2023

Bay Area Reporter Presents Lucky 13: Fortunate Fictions

To celebrate the 13th Bay Area Reporter-sponsored Lit Crawl night, author/editor Jim Provenzano hosts 'Lucky 13: Fortunate Fictions' at Artists Television Access, with authors and poets Andrew Demčák, Diane Glazman, Yume Kim and André Le Mont Wilson. (link)

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Saints & Sinners Literary Festival  March 11-14

The 18th annual Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival, usually held in New Orleans, returns with a robust roster online March 11-14, and most events are free to the public. I’ll be participating with a panel on Memoir & Fiction, and as part of the reading line-up.

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Join my chat with Felice Picano, Nov. 12, hosted by Bureau of General Services–Queer Division.


Watch  my Sept. 22 book release event on Zoom with Baruch Porras-Hernandez on YouTube.


Sept. 29 Perfectly Queer reading with me, Richard May, Wayne Goodman and Rob Rosen

On Sept. 1, I chatted with author David Eugene Perry about our new books. Tune in on YouTube.

My Queer Words podcast talk with Wayne Goodman.

On Aug. 6,  I was on Nicholas Snow's HomoPromoTV to discuss my seventh novel, 'Finding Tulsa,' and other literary Hollywood topics. Watch now:

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past readings & events

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FARM TO CITY - Lesbian, Gay and Queer Writers Discuss their Rural Roots  March 13 @ SF Public Library, main branch

Lesbian, Gay, and Queer writers discuss their rural roots. Bay Area writers often come from different places, small towns or even farm communities. How do their life experiences shape their literary work? How do they depict the lives of their childhood with their identities as urban adults? Nona Caspers, Vernon Keeve III, Jim Provenzano, James J. Siegel, and Mark Abramson discuss their work in various styles; fiction, memoir and poetry.

Now We're Here

a celebration of the music of Queen

acoustic performances by Peter Fogel, Suzanne Ramsey, Diogo Zavadski, Coleton Schmitto

and Adam Dragland with special guests Leigh Crow, Ruby Vixen and Jason Brock

Thursday December 6, 8pm (doors 7:30pm)

F'Inn House 814 Grove St., Alamo Square, San Francisco

complimentary champagne, wine, soft drinks, appetizers & desserts

$20  student/senior/low-income

$30  general admission

$50  priority seating & a signed copy of Now I'm Here

(Facebook event page)


Recent Interviews and Podcasts

Nov. 7: House of Pride Radio with Peter Fogel; host Tweaka Turner

Nov. 19 (12:30pm):  KPOO Radio with DJ Marilynn
89.5 FM

Nov. 26:  Strut Book Club discusses Now I'm Here

Nov. 29:  Matt Baume's Sewers of Paris

Dec. 11:  Perfectly Queer; group reading at Dog Eared Books

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Aug 29

Now I'm Here - Kindle, Nook & Kobo release


The ebook editions of Now I'm Here will be available, but do please pre-order.

Since it's online, I'll probably do some online FaceplantInstaSnap thingy.

Or you could watch the amazing music trailer, title song performed by Gregory Yee.

Sept. 20

Release event with music, Dog Eared Books, Castro


Launch party, reading, 
signing and music of Queen performed by Peter Fogel 
Dog Eared Books Castro  489 Castro St.  7pm.

So yes; the big Hello; launch party, music, drinks and

literature at the center of the Castro district.

It should be fun.


Yes, you'll see a musical theme here, particularly Queen.  
Fogel, who's been a prolific musical playwright, composer,

and been in like 14 bands, will play his own take on a few Queen classics.


Sept 27

Oct 12
Literary Speakeasy
7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market

This night is a hoot, a jam-packed eclectic mix –and so are the cocktails.
hosted by James J Siegel for two years.


Reading, signing and music of Queen

performed by Dudley Saunders

Book Soup 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood


Hollywood, baby! Not unlike my steadfast protagonist Joshua,

I'm approaching Los Angeles with hope and jitters.

The venerable Book Soup lies in the same neighborhood

where several chapters in Now I'm Here take place, albeit decades earlier.

A 2018 Emmy winner, Dudley Saunders will perform acoustic versions of a few Queen songs. Saunders is an accomplishing performer and songwriter. He also recorded the eloquent acoustic version of the title song, "Message of Love" for my book's trailer.

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Oct. 20

Lit Crawl San Francisco
7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market 

Hosting my ninth annual Lit Crawl event at Martuni's, with several local and

visiting literary luminaries, and varied genre music by Maria Konner!

Hey, it's a piano bar, so why not?

I'll be joined by Bud Gundy, Trebor Healey,

Kathleen Knowles, K.R. Morrison, and Gar McVey-Russell.

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