NYC: Join us Tonight (Thurs 11-19) All-GALA Dinner & Readings at People (163 Allen St)
Thurs, 11-19 6:30 - 9:30 PM
With Katherine Gleason's (Yale *85), dazzling presentation on Victorian Steampunk, Victor Bevine (Yale Theater studies), reading from "Certainty") & Debra Hyde. For $30 dinner cost visit: https://goo.gl/hIBsTT
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, a presentation by Katherine Gleason (Brown, Yale *85) on Steampunk Style and readings by Victor Bevine (Yale '76 Theater Studies) and Debra Hyde (Charlotte Olms mystery series), followed by a buffet dinner, light dessert and coffee at this friendly event.
Thursday, November 19, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (NOT Wed 11-18)
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. Katherine Gleason (Brown, Yale *85): A longtime admirer of steampunk style, Katherine Gleason 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.
2. Victor Bevine (Yale '76 Theatre Studies): Victor 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
3. Debra Hyde: 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.
Cost: $30 in advance through PayPal (by Noon day of event), $40 cash at the door. https://goo.gl/hIBsTT
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: http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/AlternateEmail.html
To prepay at the $30 discounted rate, visit: https://goo.gl/hIBsTT
The $30 pre-paid rate is available until Noon on Thursday, November 19.
The cost to pay at the door is $40.
The last 2 dinners at People have brought out a great mix of 50% women and 50% men.
People is at 163 Allen Street, NYC.
Natasha, Yale GALA
Diana, FFR/Princeton BTGALA
Michael Sonberg, Harvard GSC
Dan Welden, the NYU LGBTQ Alumni Network
Brendan Connell, Dartmouth GALA
Ryan Grubbs, Brown TBGALA
Thanks to Shawn Cowls of FFR/Princeton BTGALA for organizing this event!
Facebook event pages: TBA
Pre-Pay Link: https://goo.gl/nlKOcQ
More info: www.yalegala.org and http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2015/151119NYC.html