homo-centric is beginning our second year Thursday January 20th at our terrific home base Stories Books & Cafe. Year two. How cool is that? Not as cool as our lineup for this month. Check this out:
Tomas Mournian will read from and sign his new novel Hidden - which is being released January 25th!
* Tomas will be joined by Jason Wittman, author of The Street Shrink Chronicles.
* Gerry Mullins will premiere a new piece titled Kentuckiana.
* We'll round out the evening with author and musician Brian Frank.
How's that for January cool?
The evening begins at 7:30 but please come early and support the store & cafe!
We usually get there early enough to
* Order a coffee or tea & have a sandwich!
* Hang out & meet other writers.
* Wander the aisles & buy a book.
Please remember that we depend on the word of mouth so tell a friend, bring two or three!
As a freelance journalist, Tomas Mournian has been published Marie Claire, Los Angeles magazine, US, InStyle, and Movieline. For the San Francisco Bay Guardian, he investigated & wrote “Hiding Out,” breaking the story of queer teens who escaped from gay-to-straight bootcamps into an underground network of safehouses. “Hiding Out” won the Peninsula Press Club, East Bay Press Club and GLAAD Media awards. A short film based on the article and produced by Mournian, was shown by George Michael at Equality Rocks. Tomas rewrote Hidden while in residency at Yaddo (where he was awarded the prestigious Eli Cantor Chair), studied at UC Berkeley and lives in Los Angeles.
Jason Wittman, M.P.S., is a life and mentor coach who received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Cornell University in 1975. He has been a lead counselor and executive director in youth programs in Tucson & Phoenix, Arizona, and, for the last 15 years, L.A. Youth Supportive Services in Hollywood, CA. In addition, he has raised thirteen foster teens and has an adopted son. Jason regularly speaks to parents’ groups on teen issues and effective parenting of teens, and is the author of the forthcoming book, Parenting by Permission. More info can be found on his parenting website, http://TheParentsCoach.com or by writing to him at email@example.com
Gerry Mullins, a Kentucky native, works in the world of post-production. A practitioner of Kundalini yoga, Gerry has written and performed his own material since high school. A recent national commercial has jump-started his long lost acting career. Time spent with family the past couple months in Kentucky inspired him to write his new piece 'Kentuckiana.' Gerry's believes "life is just too short to be sad all the time."
Brian Frank is a proud member of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's HIV Writer's Workshop. His stories are his memories."In the fight against AIDS we must never forget the past. We must raise our voices high, shout our stories for the world to hear."
Remember, Stories Books is at 1716 Sunset Blvd in the 90026. Map here.