The annual Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival will take place in New Orleans March 27-29. For registration information: Sasfest.org Ambush readers can register with a 20% discount by using the code Ambush20 when registering.
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.
Sven Davisson is a New Orleans-based writer, photographer, and publisher at Rebel Satori Press (and imprints QueerMojo and Queer Space). His most recent book, a collection of poetry and photography, is entitled The Desire Line: Memory & Impermanence. Davisson’s previous collections of short fiction and essays are The Starry Dynamo and The Star Set Matrix. His short fiction appeared the anthologies Wilde Stories 2009: The Best Gay Speculative Fiction, Suffering From the Night: Queering Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Madder Love: Queer Men in the Precincts of Surrealism. www.svendavisson.com
Saeed Jones is the author of Prelude to Bruise, a poetry collection that won the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award, was a 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and received awards from Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle. His latest book is a memoir, How We Fight for Our Lives. Jones is a former co-host of BuzzFeed’s morning show, AM to DM, and served as BuzzFeed’s LGBT editor and Culture editor. Jones earned a BA at Western Kentucky University and an MFA at Rutgers University-Newark. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Tammy Lynne Stoner is the award-winning author of Sugar Land, publisher of Gertrude journal, and wrangler of GERTIE queer book club. She worked as the Production Manager for OUT, the Advocate, and Alyson Books in their heydays, and now writes full-time. A VCAA Fellow and Sou’Wester Artist-in-Residence, Tammy lost both a Pushcart and a Million Writers Award. She can most often be found in the bathtub. tammylynnestoner.com