KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

June 20, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Careening With Pride!
Cheryl Head
Carol Rosenfeld
and your hostess, Kathleen Warnock

Cheryl Head spent twenty years in public television and radio before turning to fiction writing. Her first book, Long Way Home: A World War II Novel, is a story of black soldiers’ experience in America’s segregated army. It was a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in the African American Literature, and Historical Fiction categories. Head writes the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries, published by Bywater Books. The first in the series, Bury Me When I’m Dead was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards finalist. The other books in the series are: Ann Bannon Popular Choice finalist, Wake Me When It’s Over (2018); Catch Me When I’m Falling (2019); andJudge Me When I’m Wrong (October 2019). Head is Director of Inclusion at the Golden Crown Literary Society whose mission is to increase the visibility of lesbian-themed literature. She was named to the 2019 Hall of Fame of the Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival. She resides in an 1870 rowhouse on a diverse street in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill.

Carol Rosenfeld is an accomplished short fiction writer and poet—though it’s been a while since she participated in a poetry slam. Bywater Books published her first novel, The One That Got Away. As a writer, she’s been described as “A fruit cup in the whole-grain world of literary fiction”. A Juris Doctor (she studied at night school!), she is kept very busy as the voluntary chair of the Publishing Triangle, which has been promoting LGBT literature since 1988. And that’s when she’s not at her day job, working for an organization that administers grants for the many colleges in the City University of New York. She’s lived in New York since 1976, and can often be found at the opera—she has a growing fascination for Wagner (and quite a few questions, too). She has participated in Drunken! Careening! Writers! since the very first one in 2004 as a poet, novelist, and occasional guest hostess.

Kathleen Warnock is an editor, playwright and gadabout. She founded Drunken! Careening! Writers! in 2004, and still enjoys the heck out of it. Her plays have been seen in NYC, regionally and internationally. She is the Ambassador of Love for North America for the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and Associate Artistic Director for Curation & Community for The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS), New York City’s oldest professional LGBTQ theater. Some of her plays include “The Butt Trumpet” and “Julie Andrews is the Devil.” She was previously editor of Best Lesbian Erotica (Cleis). She lives in Astoria, where she is a member of Community Board 1. She is also a pollworker and you’d better vote in the June 25 primary. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild.