Bear Soup #72: Bears in the Bayou

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha

Bear Soup #72

Bear Soup, with Ron Suresha, streams online Monday, May 17th, at 10:00pm Eastern & Pacific on Repeats Wednesday, same times. In this 72nd edition of Bear Soup:

  • portions of the Bears in the Wild! listening party held at the Auld Sweet Olive B&B in New Orleans: author Jeff Mann reads from his story, “Scruff-Cub,” and Ron reads from Otto Stahl’s story, “Pueblo Harley Biker” from the new anthology, Bears in the Wild
  • announcement of two events happening during Summer Bear Week, in Ptown:

Does a bear read on the beach?
You bet your sweet woof he does!

Everyone is invited to two free Lit-BEAR-ary events during Summer Bear Week in Ptown!

• A reading and reception with Lammy-winning bear author Jeff Mann,
visiting from Virginia to present his books:
Friday, July 16th, 12:00 noon – 1:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House
236 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
Facebook event page:

• A reading and book signing for the new anthology
with contributor Jeff Mann and editor R. Jackson
Saturday, July 17th, 11:00am – 12:00 noon
Toys of Eros
200 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
Facebook event page:

Both events are free, and open to the adult public — non-bears welcome!
Hosted by Northeast Ursamen, Bear Bones Books, Toys of Eros, and

News, views, skews, and shmooze for the online ursine community — diced, spiced, and cooked up for another hasty serving of BEAR SOUP!

Bear Soup is sponsored by the bookish bears at Bear Bones Books.

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Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.