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Bi Lines II: Erika Kate McDonald’s “Fluid”

Following the Putting the “B” in LGBT Summit was Bi Lines II, an evening of readings and performances by bi writers, musicians, and one playwrite. It was a pretty well-put-together evening, it was neat to see Edmund White read, and I’ve decided I like bi songwriter Rorie Kelly and would like to check out more of her work. But the highlight of the evening was the excerpt from Erika Kate McDonald‘s one-woman show, Fluid. In fact, Erika Kate herself was one of the highlights of the Summit. She’s great company, and I was delighted to learn she lives in Brooklyn.

I first saw Fluid over a year and a half ago on a date with Girlfriend, Esq. In fact, when I started this blog I was disappointed that it had been so long that I didn’t feel I remembered it well enough to write about it. So it was great to get to see a bit of it again — my favorite part, no less! Play-by-play after the cut, with pictures. I apologize for the quality of the pictures; I took them on my phone on the spur of the moment. Continue reading ‘Bi Lines II: Erika Kate McDonald’s “Fluid”’


Bi Visibility Weekend in NYC

The Bi Writers Association is hosting a Bi Visibility Weekend in NYC May 30th and 31st, including a Putting the “B” in LGBT Summit, with a pretty awesome lineup. There’s also a dinner and a reading afterward, and a brunch the next day. I can’t promise you’ll see me there — I’ve had other plans for weeks, and I’m trying to decide what to do and lamenting the fact that I can’t be in two places at once (that’s such a problem this spring!) — but it looks like a very worthwhile way to spend a day or weekend.

The email they sent me, complete with details: Continue reading ‘Bi Visibility Weekend in NYC’


Weekly round-up

It’s a short week this week, since last week spilled over into the weekend. I can’t say that much has gotten done in Aviva land. It’s been mostly work and errands, and those frustrating days where lots of little things go wrong and make you crazy, but nothing big enough that you feel like you get to really whine about it. But here’s what the corner of the world I’ve been observing has to offer us.

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