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Upcoming Events

Spring Events

Saturday, May 3 – 4:00pm
Author! Author!!
Outwords Books is delighted to welcome two terrific writers in the genre of Young Adult fiction. Making his first visit to Outwords is Neal Wooten. In April, Neal's first Gay YA novel, The Balance will be released from Bold Strokes Books.

Joining Neal on the program is the Lambda Award-winning mystery writer and Outwords favorite Mark Zubro who recently released his first Gay YA novel, Safe.

This event is free and everyone is welcome!

Monday, May 12 – 7:00pm
Outwords Men’s Book Group
 Please feel welcome to join the Outwords Men's Book Club on Monday, May 12th @ 7:00pm. The group will discuss The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin.

Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of "leaving like a lady," Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her "logical family" in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker, Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter, Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.

Some members of Anna's family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada's Black Rock Desert where sixty thousand revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another Nevada destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the sixteen-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty, troubled heart of her Depression-era childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams, and to attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.

Tuesday, May 13 – 7:00pm
Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books
Please come and join the discussion of The Heat of Angels by Lisa Girolami, when the Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords Books meets on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00pm.

In the City of Angels, K9 police officer Chris Bergstrom keeps herself safe by following her instincts. Across town, Sarah Pullman also lives by her instincts since that horrible day when her life was almost snuffed out. When they meet, their attraction is stronger than anything they've ever experienced.They'll need more than their gut feelings to navigate the fragile relationship they so intensely desire. Set against the turbulent backdrop of Los Angeles during fire season, Chris and Sarah struggle with the realities of their pasts and the necessity of defying their long-standing beliefs. 

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