FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Harvard GSC, Yale GALA, Brown TBGALA, The Duke LGBT Network & The NYU LGBTQ Alumni Network Present...
An Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni International Summer Dinner!
New York, NY
Co-hosted by Words Without Borders and MusicTalks
Announced by Mount Holyoke's Lyons Pride
Featuring a reading from the Queer Issue of Words Without Borders read by "Orange is the New Black" actress & recording artist Barbara Rosenblat
A reading by Angelo Nikolopoulos from his book "Obscenely Yours" &
A performance by Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio of MusicTalks
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 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: You can pre-purchase at our events page at http://goo.gl/5f4G8X
The $30 discounted rate is available through noon on July 23rd for those who prepay. If you wish to pay the higher rate at the door, 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 summer 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!
We are excited to have author Angelo Nikolopoulos joining us! Angelo Nikolopoulos' first book of poems is Obscenely Yours, winner of the 2011 Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books 2013). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Best New Poets 2011, Boston Review, Fence, The Los Angeles Review, The New York Quarterly, Tin House, and elsewhere. He is a winner of the 2011 "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest and the founder of the White Swallow Reading Series in Manhattan. He teaches at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and lives in New York City. Angelo has degrees from NYU and UC Berkeley and is the Creative Writing Program Administrator at Princeton University.
Currently featured in "Orange is the New Black," Barbara Rosenblat is one of the most beloved and sought after voices in the recording industry. She has won numerous awards and accolades including 8 Audie Awards, the Oscar of the Audiobook industry. The many best sellers she has voiced range from 'Bridget Jones' Diary', to 'Anne Frank Remembered' to 'Tales of the City'. With a body of work spanning over 400 titles, one critic was moved to write, "Barbara Rosenblat is to audiobooks what Meryl Streep is to film." She will be reading from the Queer Issue of Words Without Borders. Words Without Borders opens doors to international exchange through translation, publication, and promotion of the best international literature. Every month they publish select prose and poetry on our site. In addition they develop print anthologies, work with educators to bring literature in translation into classrooms, host events with foreign authors, and maintain an extensive archive of global writing.
Also presenting this evening is the handsome and talented Elad Kabilio. Elad hails from Israel and has started MusicTalks. MusicTalks brings classical music to an intimate and informal setting. Performed by the finest young artists, MusicTalks breaks down the barriers between musicians and audience by taking advantage of the intimacy that chamber music provides. With engaging and interactive conversation, the listener is given an experience that truly makes Music Talk!
We thank the Lambda Literary Foundation, the organization that oversees the Lammys, for their assistance in arranging Mr. Nikolopoulos's appearance!
We particularly welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans men and women 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 of FFR/Princeton BTGALA
- Natasha of Yale GALA
- Michael Sonberg of Harvard GSC
- Ryan Grubbs of Brown TBGALA
- Daniel Welden of The NYU LGBTQ Alumni Network
- Alex Osmond of the Duke LGBT Network
- Antonio Galan of Cornell U GALA