Joint Reading and Discussion for LGBT History Month


In celebration of October being LGBT History Month, J. Robin Whitley and Paula Offutt will offer a discussion and reading on Friday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. They will read from their work and discuss books that helped them come out. Robin, artist, musician, author and bookseller at City Lights Bookstore has written a compilation of poetry, reflections, and essays shows the challenges that the lesbian Christian faces in living an open life, while also seeking to live a life of faith titled, In a Southern Closet. Her newest book, More Than Knowing, is a collection of poetry.

Paula Offutt lives near Leicester. She and her partner share an old house with dogs, cats, and a koi named Haiku. Paula believes that humor is what makes the world go 'round, although love is a close second. She surrounds herself with as much of both as she can. Her first novel, a romance titled Butch Girls Can Fix Anything, won a 2008 Golden Crown Literary Society's (GCLS) award for Debut Author. The fictional town of High Pond is a cross between Hot Springs and Leicester with bits of Lick Skillet and Luck tossed in. Paula's second novel, To Sleep, Book One of the Soliloquy, was a finalist for the 2014 GCLS award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. To Dream, Book Two of the Soliloquy, will be released sometime in 2015.

Event date: 
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3 East Jackson Street
28779 Sylva
Staff Pick Badge
In a Southern Closet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935053361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Regal Crest Enterprises - July 5th, 2011

More Than Knowing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619291683
Availability: We can probably get this title but the price is subject to change.
Published: Troubadour Books by Rce - June 3rd, 2014

To Sleep Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619291287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Silver Dragon Books by Rc - October 17th, 2013

Download Audiobooks

Libro.fmWe've partnered with to bring you a top-notch option for digital audiobooks. Take a look at our large catalog of recorded books at 

Dig Sylva LogoOur Neighbors: City Lights Cafe