(NYC) An Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni International Summer Dinner!

  • 19 Aug 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • New York, NY

FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Harvard GSC, Yale GALA, Brown TBGALA & Stanford Pride Present...

An Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni International Summer Dinner! 

New York, NY
Co-hosted by Words Without Borders

Featuring a reading by Scott Hess from his book "The Butcher's Sons",
A reading by Cindy Rizzo from her book "Love is Enough",
With special guest, the actress & recording artist Barbara Rosenblat, reading from the Queer Issue of Words Without Borders

WHEN: Wednesday, August 19, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Appetizers will be served until about 7:30.
At 7:30 we will have a special reading and performance upstairs!
Dinner will be served about 8:15.
WHERE: People Lounge
163 Allen Street, New York, NY
COST: $30 in advance through PayPal, $40 cash at the door
Princeton University students attend free with Princeton ID and prior RSVP
Includes appetizers and dinner and coffee with a light dessert. Cash bar
RSVP: https://goo.gl/nlKOcQ
The $30 discounted rate is available through noon on July 23rd for those who prepay. If you wish to pay the higher rate at the door or the comped Princeton student rate, please RSVP at http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/AlternateEmail.html

FFR/Princeton BTGALA's Shawn Cowls is bringing us back to People for a very special summer dinner! Our dinners have had a great turn out of folks of all ages. We will have an hour of passed appetizers and mingling over cocktails (cash bar), a reading / performance upstairs and then we'll have a buffet dinner with delicious food for all. We have the whole restaurant for this special event! 

Scott Alexander Hess earned his MFA in creative writing from The New School. He blogs for The Huffington Post and his writing has appeared in Genre Magazine, The Fix, and elsewhere. Hess co-wrote Tom in America, an award winning short film starring Sally Kirkland and Burt Young. He will be reading from The Butcher's Sons is his third novel. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Hess now lives in Manhattan, New York.

Cindy Rizzo's first novel, Exception to the Rule, won the 2014 award for Best Debut Fiction from Golden Crown Literary Society.  Cindy was also the co-editor of a fiction anthology, All the Ways Home, published in 1995 (New Victoria) in which her story Herring Cove was included. Cindy has worked in philanthropy for many years and has a long history of involvement in the LGBT community. She serves on the boards of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. She lives in New York City with her wife, Jennifer, and their two cats. They have two grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and a baby granddaughter. Cindy will be reading from her latest novel Love is Enough.

The one and only Miss Rosa of "Orange is the New Black," Barbara Rosenblat is one of the most beloved and sought after voices in the recording industry. She has won numerous awards and accolades including 8 Audie Awards, the Oscar of the Audiobook industry. The many best sellers she has voiced range from 'Bridget Jones' Diary', to 'Anne Frank Remembered' to 'Tales of the City'. With a body of work spanning over 400 titles, one critic was moved to write, "Barbara Rosenblat is to audiobooks what Meryl Streep is to film." She will be reading from the Queer Issue of Words Without Borders.  Words Without Borders opens doors to international exchange through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest international literature. Every month WWB publishes select prose and poetry. In addition WWB publishes print anthologies, works with educators to bring literature in translation into classrooms, hosts events with foreign authors, and maintains an extensive archive of global writing.

The special comped rate is available for current Princeton University students with valid student ID and advance RSVP - if you qualify, please RSVP at http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/AlternateEmail.html 

We particularly welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans men and women alums from the Ivy League and Seven Sisters schools and our friends from William & Mary, NYU, Stanford, Duke, UVA, Georgetown, Northwestern, Amherst, USC & Emory. Our friends and loved ones from other schools are also welcome, as are current students. 

Thanks to our cohosts

- Shawn Cowls, FFR/Princeton BTGALA

- Natasha, Yale GALA

- Michael Sonberg, Harvard GSC

- Dan Welden, NYU

- Ryan Grubbs, Brown TBGALA

- Jim Farah, Stanford Pride

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