(NYC) An Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni Fall Dinner!

  • 19 Nov 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • New York, NY

FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Harvard GSC, Yale GALA Present...

An Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni Fall Dinner! 

New York, NY

Featuring a reading by Debra Hyde from her book "The Tattered Heiress" and

A reading by Victor Bevine from his book "Certainty" &

A presentation by Katherine Gleason from the book "Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism"

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2015, 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 10002

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: Discounted admission is available at https://goo.gl/hIBsTT through noon, November 19th.

If you wish to pay the higher rate at the door or get 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 fall 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! 

For nearly twenty years Debra Hyde penned fiction that spanned the spectra of orientation and proclivities as part of a sex radical community of writers. Her short fiction and nonfiction appeared in several Lambda Literary Award-winning anthologies. She now pens the newly released The Charlotte Olmes Mystery Series, which chronicles the crime-solving adventures of Charlotte Olmes and Joanna Wilson. Yes, the famous Holmes and Watson cohorts are reimagined as a lesbians living in Gilded Age New York City - and unlike their male predecessors, Olmes and Wilson are not prudish celibates. Outside of writing, Debra loves the great outdoors, big cities and rural wildernesses, travel, general geekery, and beloved pets. Blessed with two grown children and an extended family of loved ones, she lives in north-central Connecticut.

Victor Bevine (Yale) has worn many hats throughout his long life and career, but whatever the hat, he has fundamentally always been a storyteller.  As a successful actor for over 30 years, Victor has appeared on the large and small screens and both on and off-Bway, and in regional theatre. He has directed (and written) theatre and film, and has taught storytelling to literally thousands of young people in NY and Los Angeles.  As a leading audiobook narrator, Victor has given voice to over 250 books, including the best-selling 35 volume "Legend of Drizzt" series, by R.A. Salvatore.  "Certainty," a story of identity, redemption and most of all, love, is his first novel. When you're fighting an injustice, can it be wrong to do what's right?  Based on real-life events, "Certainty" recalls a war-torn ear when the line between right and wrong became dangerously blurred.

A longtime admirer of steampunk style, Katherine Gleason (Yale / Brown) is the author of more than thirty books, including "Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism," a coffee-table book that explores the glamour and creativity of steampunk practitioners from around the globe. The book honors the individuals who have built the steampunk movement and is packed with more than 200 color photos and descriptions of designers, musicians, artists, and enthusiasts. The book also includes ten DIY projects so readers can participate—and get steamy! In addition to writing about steampunk, Katherine has written on many other topics—from art to origami, from archeology to witchcraft. She is also the author of "Alexander McQueen: Evolution," a coffee-table book on the late designer’s runway shows, and her short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals.

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 and other gender 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

- Brendan Connell, Dartmouth GALA

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