On Friday June 2, Ana Simo, author Heartland, will be in a discussion entitled "Resist, Rebel, Transgress" with author Susana Cook as part of the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division's The Literary Avengers: 25th Anniversary Exhibition event series.
The Lesbian Avengers, a multimedia activist exhibit, started in response to the hardcore misogyny, anti-gay, and white Nationalist hate during their time. How fitting, then, to be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!
Ana María Simo is a New York playwright, essayist, and lesbian activist. Born and raised in Cuba, she was forced to leave the island during the political/homophobic witch-hunts of the late 1960s, and moved to New York in 1973. She co-founded the lesbian theater Medusa's Revenge, the direct-action group the Lesbian Avengers, the national cable program Dyke TV, and the groundbreaking online magazine The Gully. Heartland is her first novel.
Susana Cook was born in Argentina, and is a New York based performance artist who has been writing and producing original work for over 20 years. She has presented over 17 original plays in New York and around the world. Her cast is comprised mostly of minority and queer women. Within New York City, her works have been presented in spaces such as La Mama, Dixon Place, W.O.W Cafe Theater and The Kitchen.
Where: 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011
When: Friday June 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Admission: Suggested donations of $5 and $10 to help run the exhibition and BGSQD, but all are welcome.