Wayne Goodman and Richard May Publication Party with Friends


Wayne Goodman and Rick May celebrate the publication of their new books with friends Natasha Dennerstein and Hilary Zaid. Goodman's new novel Better Angels is a retelling for modern readers of the first known American Gay novel, Joseph and His Friend by Bayard Taylor, published in 1869. May's new book is the paperback edition of his short-story collection Inhuman Beings: Monsters, Myths, & Science Fiction. Dennerstein reads from her two latest books, Seahorse and Triptych Caliform, and Zaid reads from her prose chapbook The Dark Between the Stars. Free refreshments, door prizes, and party favors! Signing by all four authors follows the readings.




Wayne Goodman has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life (with too many cats). He and his partner/fiancé, Richard May, host a reading series entitled Perfectly Queer in San Francisco and Oakland. When not writing, he enjoys playing Gilded Age parlor music on the piano, with an emphasis on women, Gay, and Black composers.


Richard May’s short fiction has been published in his collections Inhuman Beings and Ginger Snaps: Photos & Stories (with photographer David Sweet), his series Gay All Year on Amazon Kindle, in anthologies like Never Too Late, Best Gay Erotica, and Outer Voices Inner Lives, and in literary journals including Bay Laurel, Chelsea Station, and Hyacinth Noir.


Natasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia, to a family originating in Belarus.  She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha’s poetry has been published in many journals including Landfall, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Foglifter. Her collections Anatomize (2015) and Triptych Caliform (2016) were published by Norfolk Press. Her recent chapbook Seahorse (2017) was published by Nomadic Press.


Hilary Zaid’s short fiction has been published in literary journals including LilithThe Utne ReaderThe Southwest ReviewDay One, and The Santa Monica Review. Her story “For Non-Speakers of the Mother Tongue" (Tahoma Literary Review) was nominated for a Pushcart. Her debut novel PAPER IS WHITE will be published in March 2018 (Bywater Books).


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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
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