Jewelle Gomez (Cape Verdean/Ioway/Wampanoag) is the author of seven books including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning Black, Lesbian vampire novel, The Gilda Stories. Her adaptation of the novel was commissioned and performed by the Urban Bush Women Company in 13 US cities. Her most recent play about James Baldwin, Waiting for Giovanni, premiered in San Francisco at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. Her new play, Leaving the Blues, about singer/composer Alberta Hunter will premiere in 2015. Her forthcoming comic novel, Televised, captures the 30th anniversary reunion of survivors of the Black Power student movement. @VampyreVamp, www.jewellegomez.com
Bead by Bead: Contemporary Native Writing
Curated by: Indira Allegra/Jewelle Gomez/Kim Shuck
African American Art and Culture Complex
National Queer Arts Festival 2014
Bead by Bead: Contemporary Native Writing, is a literary salon featuring Two-Spirit authors making critical contributions to the fields of poetry, fiction and creative
non-fiction. Join Jewelle Gomez, Kim Shuck, Indira Allegra, Greg Sarris, Qwo-Li Driskill, Nazbah Tom and Moon Flower as they offer up narratives that attest to the brilliant, ongoing vision of Two-Spirit people today. These authors labor over their texts bead by bead, writing stories that can be sewn together to create complex legacies of love and survival for the future to inherit.