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If you have an event that you would like to post on the Publishing Triangle event calendar, please see the event submission template at the bottom of this page. All events are in New York unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020: Publishing Triangle Awards finalists reading. Details to be announced.

Thursday, April 23, 2020: Publishing Triangle Awards Ceremony, 7 p.m. At a New School building to be announced. Other details will follow.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7 p.m. In honor of Stonewall 50, the Publishing Triangle will present a reading at the Langston Hughes House, 20 E.127th St, featuring James Earl Hardy, JP Howard, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, and others TBA. Free, but donations to the Langston Hughes House and the Publishing Triangle are welcome.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6 pm: “Publishing Before/After Stonewall,” a panel of LGBTQ+ professionals on the state of the book industry. Panelists include Nancy Bereano, Tiff Ferentini, Arthur A. Levine, and Michael Denneny; co-sponsored with Pace University’s Publishing Program. Schimmel Theater, 3 Spruce Street, NY, NY 10038. Free and open to the public but advance registration required:

Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m.: Finalists’ reading at Bureau of General Services/Queer Division, 208 West 13th Street, 2d floor, NYC. A list of readers will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Free; optional contribution to the Bureau of General Services. Books by the readers will be on sale.

Thursday, April 25, 2019: Publishing Triangle Awards Ceremony: Join us at the New School; the ceremony is free and open to the public. 66 West 12th Street, New York City, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m.: Join Lucy Jane Bledsoe for a discussion of her new book, The Evolution of Love, with Christopher Bram, at the The Bureau @​ The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York City. For more information write to contact@​ or call (646) 457-0859.

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7 p.m.: Join us for the Publishing Triangle's annual awards ceremony at the New School's Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue, in Greenwich Village, New York. Reception to follow. This is a free event.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 p.m.: The Publishing Triangle will sponsor a reading by a select group of finalists for this year's awards at the Bureau of General Services--Queer Division, the bookstore inside the LGBT Community Services Center at 208 West 13th Street, Manhattan. The participating finalists for this free event will  be announced closer to the event. Books by the readers will be sold at the event.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.: First meeting of the Third Thursday Gay Men's Book Club, a new book discussion group open to all gay men, at Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore, 939 Lexington Ave. (at 69 St.) No entry fee. The book for October is At Swim, Two Boys, by Jamie O'Neill.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m.: First meeting of the Third Tuesday Gay Men's Book Club, a new book discussion group open to all gay men, at Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore, 939 Lexington Ave. (at 69 St.) No entry fee.

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 5 to 7 p.m.: Book Release Party for Sarah Sarai's Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books). Free admission. There will be guest readers and books for sale. Free brownies (or cake) and splendid alcoholic and non-alcholic beverages for sale. Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan), Greenwich Village, New York NY 10012, 212-477-ZINC (9462). 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 7pm - 9pm: Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans, featuring writers Clare Ultimo & Madeline Artenberg, hosted by Vittoria Repetto. Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word to Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., (between Staton & Rivington); for more information call 212-777-6028, email or visit Open mike (for women & trans only) - sign-up at 7 pm - 8 minute limit. Suggested donation: $5.  

Thursday, April 21, 2016: Join us for the Publishing Triangle's Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Tishman Auditorium inside the New School's new University Center Building, 63 Fifth Avenue (corner of 13th Street). Note: This is a new location from previous years. The event begins at 7 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Come hear the Publishing Triangle's finalists read from their nominated works at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division, the night before our Awards ceremony. The reading will take place Wednesday, April 20, starting at 7 p.m., at 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, inside the LGBT Community Services Center (between Seventh and Greenwich Avenues). The event is free and open to the public, and the nominated books will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6-8 pm, Join New York City's LGBT publishing and writing professionals from The Publishing Triangle and Lambda Literary for a holiday party. We'll gather at the Ritz Bar & Lounge (369 West 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, Manhattan) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This fun-filled evening will feature half-priced happy hour cocktails, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and great conversation. This is a free event, but please RSVP to, using "Holiday Party" as subject, so we have a rough headcount.

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 8 p.m.: Christopher Bram will join The Gay & Lesbian Reading Group for a Q&A following its discussion of his acclaimed book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. Join us the second Thursday of each month, 8:00pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, NYC. Click here for more information about the reading group.

Monday, March 2, 2015, doors open 6:30 p.m. for book sales and advance seating; program and Q&A, 7:15; book signing, 8:15. A Conversation with Kevin Sessums, author of I Left It on the Mountain is the follow-up to Kevin Sessums’s 2007 memoir Mississippi Sissy. Join Kevin and writer-producer Bradley Jacobs for an entertaining discussion, with Q&A, book signing, etc. The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street; $10 Publishing Triangle and Out Professionals members; $15 others. Space is limited! Use the link in the accompanying story on our home page to purchase tickets now.

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.: Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike at Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., New York, NY. Open mic (for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit. Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word. Featuring writers Laura Boss & Bina Sharif. Boss’s recent themes include searching for love on the Internet, and the usual themes of love,loss and betrayal. Sharif will read from her ongoing project “Stream of consciousness of singing birds,” composed of memories past and present, thoughts of leaving and arriving and never leaving, observations on things amazing, tragic and funny. $5 suggested donation. For more information, call 212.777.6028, email, or visit the store’s website.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Join the Publlishing Triangle for a SPRING FLING, Celebrating 25 Years of Michele Karlsberg Marketing and Management at Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282-1240. Food and drink! Free admission; donations to Publishing Triangle welcome. You must RSVP for this event by email to, use the SPRING FLING in the subject line. For directions to Poets House, go to For directions, go to

Saturday, March 29, 2014 The sixth annual Rainbow Book Fair will run from noon to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W. 57th St. (btw 9th and 10th Aves), in the general ballroom where more than a 100 authors and publishers will be showing and selling books in all formats. Open to the public; $3 suggested donation. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Finalists Reading at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86 Street, New York, NY 10028. Finalists for the Publishing Triangle Literary Awards will read excerpts from their nominated works. 7 p.m.; free; books available for purchase.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, The 26th Annual Triangle Awards honor the best in LGBT fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for 2013. At The Auditorium, New School, 66 West 12 Street, New York, NY 10011. 7 p.m.; free.

Event Submission Template

The Publishing Triangle is happy to post information on LGBT literary or book-related events on this page. To submit information about your event, e-mail the following information to Website Editor, putting "Triangle Event" in the subject line:

    Day, Date, Time
    Event Name
    Brief Description (maximum 50 words)
    Admission price (if applicable)
    Contact Information (optional)
The Publishing Triangle reserves the right to review all event calendar submissions and to refuse to post events which we do not deem appropriate for our members. Please stick to the template outlined above--we will not edit down flyers, press releases, newsletters, etc. If you are submitting multiple events, please separate out and use the template for each event.