Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Picano and Mock to Hold Book Discussions - New Reading added to the tour

Picano and Mock to Hold Book Discussions - New Reading added to the tour
Copyright by The Windy City News

Writers Carlos T. Mock and Felice Picano, will be holding a series of discussions and book release parties throughout the Midwest during mid-January.

Picano, who resides in Los Angeles, has published over 20 volumes of fiction, poetry, memoirs and other books. Considered a founder of modern gay literature along with the six other members of the Violet Quill Club, he also founded two publishing companies: the SeaHorse Press and Gay Presses of New York. Mock lives in Chicago with his life partner, Bill Rattan. Mock will be reading from his first novel, Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey, as well as his newly-released work, the thriller Mosaic Virus.

The two will hold readings on Sunday Jan. 14 at Gerber Hart Library, Mon., Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Barbara’s Bookstore at UIC, 1218 S. Halsted ( 312-413-2665 ) . The following night will feature the official book release party for Mock’s works at the glass bar at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, 5:30-7:30 p.m. They will also appear on Jan. 17 at the Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich., at 7 p.m. ( 269-756-3879 ) as well as Jan. 18 at Affirmations Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 195 W. Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, Mich., at 5 p.m. ( 248-398-7105 ) .

No RSVP is needed for the UIC gathering or the events in Michigan but one is required for the official party at Sidetrack. E-mail or call 773-561-6617.


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