All systems are go for Laura’s appearance on Thursday March 30 at a special 6 PM screening of Author: The JT LeRoy Story. The venue is The New School’s Eugene Lang Center (66 West 12th Street, Room 404), and Laura will be having a Q&A with writer Ann Snitow – which will be an event to remember! Just ask Laura: “She will BLOW YOU AWAY!! I mean, for reals! Now more than ever, we need Ann Snitow! I’m extra…” Activist, author, and educator, Ann Snitow is Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at Lang College, and she knew Laura before JT LeRoy was even a smile on Sarah’s face…
Evening with Friends
Friends, we are delighted to announce that Laura will be in Leavenworth, Washington, at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts on Friday, March 10. She’ll be participating in the Vox Docs Film Festival, attending a screening of Author: The JT LeRoy Story and holding a Q&A. There will be THREE book signings too, at A Book For All Seasons, where Laura will be joined by photographer and film director Phil Borges. Click HERE for more details.
We’re also so very happy to say that Laura will be in New York City at the end of March, speaking with writer Ann Snitow at a screening of Author at The New School’s Eugene Lang Center (66 West 12th Street, Room 404) on Thursday the 30th at 6:00 PM. More info is available HERE.
Please come and join her if you can — it’s going to be Epic!
JT WALKS THE RUNWAY!
JT LeRoy was invited to strut his stuff for the HIV/AIDS fundraiser held by the Academy of Friends Oscar Party in San Francisco, with the participation of the creative designers of Mélange Productions Inc. and the multi-talented kids from Project Level. Celebrated gender-fluid fashion model Rain Dove Dubilewski rawked it as JT LeRoy, walking the runway sporting magical JT hair created by Mike Potter, creator of the original JT LeRoy look (and currently wowing Broadway with the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
Here’s more information about all the fabulous players:
And here’s a nifty write-up of the event from the SF Chronicle!
An Evening with Laura Albert, Chris Hanley, and Asia
On Friday June 28, 2013, the Landmark’s Clay Theater, 2261 Fillmore Street in San Francisco, will hold a special midnight screening of the film “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.” Joining Laura Albert will be Chris Hanley, producer of “The Heart,” whose other credits as producer include “I Woke Up Early The Day I Died,” “The Virgin Suicides,” “American Psycho,” “Bully,” and “The Killer Inside Me.” Their special guest, via skype, will be Asia Argento, the star, director, and co-screenwriter of “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.” Also the star, director, and writer of “Scarlet Diva,” Argento’s other acting credits include “Queen Margot,” “xXx,” “Last Days,” “Land of the Dead,” “Marie Antoinette,” “The Last Mistress,” and “Dracula 3D.”
Book sales and signing will take place in the Clay Theatre lobby prior to the film.
Tickets for the film are $10; advance tickets are available online here; you can contact the box office at 415-561-9921.
For more information, go to the Clay Theatre website.
For the Facebook event click here (needs Facebook login).
“An unusual friendship in context of my work started a number of years back with JT LeRoy — first with middle of the night messages and small items left for me at the theatre in return for a small favor. Eventually there were some direct phone calls, and emails exchanged. Then the world discovered that JT LeRoy is Laura Albert. I’m not even sure how to describe Laura, but unique is a start. Her talents and personality are huge. She has a similarly large heart and generous nature. She is a public figure that has been discussed at length. She has not been overly public with appearances here in her hometown, so the late night event this Friday is particularly special. Enjoy it, Laura.” — Steve Indig, Landmark Senior Regional Publicist
Two Evenings With Laura Albert & Friends
Two special events where Laura Albert will speak and read
her latest work for the first time. Her fiction will also
be read by other important authors.
SEATTLE, TUESDAY MARCH 26, 7:30 PM
Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue; 206-322-7030
Christoper Frizzelle, Editor-in-Chief of Seattle’s
alternative weekly the Stranger, will interview Laura.
Notable Seattle authors Rebecca Brown, Sean Beaudoin,
Nicole Hardy, and Garth Stein will read from Laura’s
For more information, go to http://www.thestranger.com/
The mission of Richard Hugo House is to foster writers,
build community, and engage the Pacific Northwest in the
world of writing. Richard Hugo House provides classes,
events, and resources for writers, readers, and audiences.
Those resources include ZAPP, Zine Archive & Publishing
Project, home to more than 20,000 zines, chapbooks, and
other indie publications.
To learn more about Richard Hugo House, go to
Portland author and publisher Kevin Sampsell will interview
Laura. Joining Laura to read from her fiction will be
some of Portland’s very best authors, including Linda
Yuknavitch, Jon Raymond, Arthur Bradford, and Monica Drake.
For more information, go to http://disjecta.org/
This event is a special fundraising benefit for p:ear. The
staff and volunteers of p:ear serve as mentors, friends,
and role models for homeless youth, offering programs
to help them develop the internal strength, skills, and
foresight needed to exit homelessness.
To learn more about p:ear, go to
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