- Award Nomination
- Book Readings
- Book Signings
- Evening with Friends
- Fashion Event
- Film Festival
- Magazine Interview
- Newspaper Interview
IT WENT GREAT! AND HERE’S THE VIDEO!
We’re delighted to announce a special Zoom gathering and reading to celebrate the release by Blackstone Publishing of the audiobook of The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things!
On Wednesday March 31, 2021, at 6 PM PDT / 9 PM EDT, you can celebrate along with Laura Albert and readers from The Heart audiobook: Winsome Brown, Christelle de Castro, Laura Desiree, Kerris Dorsey, Julie Mintz, Daniel Newman, and other special guests! The event will be hosted by author Grant Faulkner.
If you wish to attend on Facebook, visit this event page; or you can watch it at Blackstone Publishing’s Facebook PAGE; or those without a Facebook account can join us for the one-hour reading by registering directly on Zoom HERE!
We have more special events planned, including a second Zoom gathering in May! We’ll let you know once the details are finalized…
Now that the holidays are upon us, and a new year is about to begin, we wanted to share this video with you. In the face of pandemic and loss, this brief moment from a recent Zoom gathering reminds us all once again of the healing power of shared artistic expression – and of what Dante called “the Love that moves the Sun and the other stars.”
The celebrated Scottish author Irvine Welsh, whose novels include Trainspotting and Porno, has launched Offended by Irvine Welsh, a new series on Sky Arts, which explores the artist’s capacity to offend – and the different forms of blowback from the offended. Speaking to Daisy Buchanan on the You’re Booked podcast, Welsh responded to a question about JT LeRoy with an eloquent defense of the right of artists to create in the ways they see fit. Check out this video:
We are honored to say that Laura Albert was invited to speak as part of Encuentro Internacional de Escritores: Tiempo de Literatura 2020: “The Narrative Universe of Laura Albert” was a wide-ranging ZOOM conversation (in English!) between Laura and Fernanda Melchor, International Booker Prize Shortlist author for her acclaimed new novel, Hurricane Season; the moderator was Karla Michelle Canett. If you missed the live stream, you can watch their lively and heartfelt talk HERE.
We are overjoyed to announce the release of Laura Albert’s classic novel SARAH as an audiobook from Blackstone Publishing!
The Obie-winning actor Winsome Brown breathes life into this unforgettable tale with her enchanting and powerful reading. Order your copy HERE and have the SARAH audiobook to take with you and listen, anywhere and any time! Along with the complete text of the novel, this recording also includes artist Leigh Ledare reading Billy Corgan’s Foreword to SARAH. Get your copy now!
“It was a singular honor and a privilege to be chosen to narrate this amazing, funny, heartbreaking, life-changing novel. I hope you’ll check out this beautiful book — a bestseller and world changer for so many people.” – Winsome Brown
From Laura Albert:
We were looking for our SARAH reader / actor / narrator for a loooong time. It seemed near impossible to get the right fit – someone who could get underneath all of what is there, what is so very complex to convey. I sure did all I could to avoid it – but that’s another story… Once I met Winsome Brown – which felt very much of being guided – it was clear. A writer can have no greater wish than to have their words brought forth with all the compassion, humor, wit, and emotional depth Winsome Brown can transmit. And in that transmitting, she performs a sort of transmigration of spirit, allowing you to savor the joy in all the darkness. I am profoundly honored and grateful to Winsome for bringing SARAH alive.
Thank you so very much to Jayme Mattler and Bryan Barney and everyone at Blackstone Publishing, BIG LUVS Bill Clegg Agency-family! Nicole Gagné-for birthing SARAH.
And wait till you all hear all the folks on The Heart is Deceitful Above All Thing audiobook coming THIS FALL! WHOOT!
We deeply respect the work of the people at the Ali Forney Center in New York City, who serve every day to rescue LGBTQ youth from homelessness and to support their safety and independence. For every copy of Harold’s End, sold through our website HERE, $5 will be donated to the Ali Forney Center. Laura’s JT LeRoy novella about homeless queer youth is being offered in the illustrated limited-edition hardcover and will be personally inscribed by her. Thank you friends!
Laura Desiree, writer extraordinaire, Naked News anchor & pure LUV fest, & me wish y’all a VDay of doin somethin sweet, with or 4 someone! Get dat Oxytocin Try poetry podcast 2 kickstart with beloved Pádraig Ó Tuama – audio, poetry and writing
Zwan – Ride A Black Swan / William Patrick Corgan
We love this charming JT LeRoy video made by Fotis Tzanakis, using audio and art by Hannah Tutor/2Zorru!
Find out for yourself how well JT did on Day 1 working at Dairy Queen….