The annual Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival will take place in New Orleans March 27-29. In this series, we introduce you to some of the writers in the all-star lineup for #SAS20 this March in the heart of the French Quarter.
Elliott Foster is the author of two novels, Panic River (Calumet Editions, 2019) and Whispering Pines (Wise Ink, 2015) which was an Indie Book Award national finalist. He also co-authored the memoir, Retrieving Isaac & Jason (Calumet Editions, 2019), the story of the adoption of Elliott’s two sons from Southeast Asia as told through the voice of the family dog. In addition to his books, Elliott’s short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in the Green Blade literary journal, the Huffington Post, and the Daily Journal of Southern California. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a dog named Louie to whom he reads excerpts from his forthcoming novel, a sequel to Panic River.
Freesia McKee is author of the chapbook How Distant the City (Headmistress Press, 2018). Her words have appeared in Flyway, Bone Bouquet, So to Speak, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Virga, Painted Bride Quarterly, CALYX, About Place Journal, South Dakota Review, New Mexico Review, and the Ms. Magazine Blog. Freesia is a staff book reviewer for South Florida Poetry Journal. She works as a writing coach and freelance editor. Find Freesia online at freesiamckee.com or on Twitter at @freesiamckee.
Gar McVey-Russell’s first novel, Sin Against the Race (gamr books, 2017) was listed on The Advocate’s Best Books We Read in 2018: LGBTQ Novels. His fiction has also appeared in Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS (1993) and Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly (vol. 7, Num. 3, 2005). Non-fiction has appeared in Chill Magazine and The Good Men Project. Gar is married and lives in Oakland, California, where he listens to a lot of jazz.
For registration information: Sasfest.org Any Ambush reader can register with a 20% discount by using the code Ambush20 when registering.