Pictured here is the book launch for Dispatches from Lesbian America, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, just a few miles outside Oakland, California. The author at the podium is Joan Annsfire, reading from her short memoir Rough Drafting.
The evening was a powerful chance for our lesbian literary voices to be heard and appreciated firsthand. The arts center was filled to capacity. In fact, we were standing room only. It was an exciting evening! The publisher, Bedazzled Ink, was on hand and copies of our anthology were being sold.