Readings & Events
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.
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:
past readings & events
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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center of San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St, San Francisco, California 94102
SF Public Library page
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
$30 general admission
$50 priority seating & a signed copy of Now I'm Here
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 www.kpoo.com
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
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.
Release event with music, Dog Eared Books, Castro
NOW I'M HERE
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.
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.
NOW I'M HERE
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. dudleysaunders.com
Lit Crawl San Francisco
7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market www.litquake.org
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,