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Pearls: Opening Pearls

  • RJ Samuel, An Outsider Inside

  • Sandra Gail Lambert, A Certain Loneliness

  • Bonnie Morris, Earlier Households

  • S.W. Andersen, A Call to Justice

  • Erin Zak, The Other Women

  • Mercedes Lewis, Glimpses of a Fractured Soul

  • Ellen Hoil, Traumatic Love

  • Carren Strock, Tangled Ribbons

  • Sue Katz, A Raisin in My Cleavage

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Below are the authors who presented

Pre-Recorded Readings During ReadOut 2021 in Strings of Pearls

Pearls: Poetry & Politics

  • Terry Baum, One Dyke’s Theater

  • Renee Bess, Between a Rock and a Soft Place

  • Giovanna Capone, “Playing with Fire”

  • Thea Iberall, The Swallow and the Nightingale

  • Kai Lorde, “Ev’ry Nigga Ain’t a Star,” & other poems

  • Lynn Ames, "46"

  • Janet Aalfs, Bird of a Thousand Eyes

  • Robin Hopkins/Jaimie Kelton, If These Ovaries Could Talk

  • Betty Jean Steinshouer, Long Road from Red Cloud 

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Pearls: Mystery & Fantasy

  • Karen F. Williams, Coyote Blues

  • Lynn C. Miller, The Unmasking

  • Kelly Wacker, Aspen in Moonlight

  • Meredith Doench, Deadeye

  • Elle E. Ire, Patchwork

  • Toni Logan, Share the Moon

  • Dusty Miller, Danger Under Ground

  • S.T. Simper, The Fate of Stars

  • Carolyn Elizabeth, The Other Side of Forestlands Lake

  • Anne Laughlin, Money Creek

  • Karelia Stetz-Waters, Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • Jess Wilburn, A Far Better Thing

  • E.F. Schraeder, Liar: Memoir of a Haunting

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Pearls: Memory

  • Jeanine DrJazz Normand, Sentenced to Lesbian Conversion Camp, or Why Can't I Control My Dreams?

  • Nancy Manahan, On My Honor

  • Becky Thacker, Amazon Girls Handbook

  • Lois McGuiness, People Like Us

  • D'Lisa DarLuz, My Choice Not to Choose

  • Sara Yager, "Coming Out" outcome

  • Helen Renee Brawner, "Getting Sober in AA"

  • Kimberly Dark, Fat, Pretty and Soon to Be Old

  • Sallyanne Monti, Light at the End of the Tunnel

  • Edie Daly, Old Lesbian Memory Quilt

  • Sonja Franeta, My Pink Road to Russia

  • Winn Gilmore, The Oyster

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Pearls: Romance

  • Hilary McCollum, Golddigger

  • Anna Burke, Night Tide

  • Jaycie Morrison, The Found Jar

  • JB Marsden, Yancy in Love

  • Riley Scott, On the Rocks

  • Luci Dreamer, Burden of Happiness

  • Becky Bohan, A Light on Altered Land

  • Rita Potter, Broken not Shattered

  • Carol Anne Douglas, Lancelot: Her Story

  • MB Caschetta, Pretend I'm Your Friend

  • Lila Bruce, Falling Slowly

  • Kathleen Culver, "Song"

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