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NYC: LGBT All-GALA Dinner & Readings at People-We have the Whole Restaurant!
written by Natasha, 7/28/13 11:00am
edited by Natasha, 8/17/15 2:48pm

All-GALA Dinner (Casual) at People Restaurant. With Cindy Rizzo "Love is Enough", Scott Hess "The Butcher's Sons" and Barbara Rosenblat (Orange is the new Black). $30 advance, $40 door. Includes passed appetizers & dinner. Pre-pay:

Please join us for a fun All-GALA Dinner (Casual) and 3 Readings at People -- We have the Whole Restaurant for the event!

People serves Pan-Asian food.  We will have an hour of passed appetizers, readings by 2 authors and by Barbara Rosenblat (Miss Rosa in Orange is the New Black), followed by a buffet dinner, light dessert and coffee at this friendly event.

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 6:30 - 9:00 PM  
Passed appetizers 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Program upstairs at 7:30 PM 
Buffet dinner served downstairs about 8:30 PM, followed by coffee & light dessert


1. A reading by Cindy Rizzo from her book "Love is Enough" (a lesbian romance and girl meets girl story) and her 2nd novel.  Her first book, "Exception to the Rule," won the 2014 award for Best Debut Fiction from Golden Crown Literary Society.


2. A reading by Scott Hess from his book "The Butcher's Sons".  Hess is an award-winning writer.  His new book is about 3 brothers living in Hell's Kitchen, NYC.


3. Barbara Rosenblat ("Miss Rosa" in Orange is the New Black) reading from the Queer Issue of Words Without Borders (   

$30 in advance through PayPal (by Noon day of event), $40 cash at the door

Includes mixer, appetizers, dinner and coffee with a light dessert.  Cash bar. 
(Princeton students with valid student ID pay $0 at the door. FFR/Princeton BTGALA donates $30/student)

RSVP Appreciated:
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The $30 pre-paid rate is available until Noon on Wednesday, August 19.
The cost to pay at the door is $40.  


People is at 163 Allen Street, NYC.

Thanks to Shawn Cowls of FFR/Princeton BTGALA for organizing this event!
Co-hosted by 

  • Natasha, Yale GALA
  • Diana, FFR/Princeton BTGALA 
  • Michael Sonberg, Harvard GSC
  • Dan Welden, the NYU LGBTQ Alumni Network
  • Ryan Grubbs, Brown TBGALA

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