Saturday, October 4, 2014

Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series features Renee Bess

Thurs October 9, 2014, 7:00pm
Hosted by Cassendre Xavier
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Free, open to the public.
Includes Mixed-Gender Open Mic!

Greetings, Friends!

You are invited to another exciting edition of the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in beautiful Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.

This month features writer Renee Bess.

About Renee:
S. Renée Bess is a Philadelphia bred former high school teacher, who has been writing fiction, in one form or another, for many years. Her short stores have been published in the "Labyrinth Newspaper", Piece of My Heart, A Lesbian of Colour Anthology, and Ma-Ka Diasporic Juks: Contemporary Writings by Queers of African Descent. She is thrilled to have had the opportunity to publish her novels. Renée is dedicated to the act of writing about African-American lesbians.
"It's important for us to tell our own stories because we need to affirm our right to exist in the world and in the body of lesbian and gay literature...many times we are not only invisible to the non-black gay and lesbian community. We are invisible to each other."

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For more about Renee Bess, please visit

Treat yourself and be there with us!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

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